Monday, May 25, 2009

A Book of Fours!

...finally finished at 2 am this morning, thanks to my son Pix! Beautiful cover art is by my friend Montana Raven, Maureen Shaughnessy. Thanks to you as well! To see it bigger, go to

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Bending It Like Beckham

Simon and Jacob show off their soccer trophies! Congratulations, and good work, guys!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009


My best granddaughter, Ashley Natsuki, is receiving a special award tonight for staying all four quarters of the seventh grade on the Honor Roll! No small feat for someone who is also an awesome dancer, who plays both piano and cello, and is a beautiful girl, inside and out! I am so very proud to claim her as mine!

Don't be afraid to learn. Knowledge is weightless, a treasure you can always carry easily. And ~ you should always own at least one table you can dance on! xo

Saturday, May 09, 2009

Mother & Me

She was an artist and a musician. She played a mean piano during the depression for feed-the-kitty dances. She painted landscapes and flowers, and did commercial art work. She designed the label for Joe Apple's Whiskey, and she was the model for the promotional ads for Joe Apple's EZ Tire Changer (so easy even a woman could do it!). She had red hair, freckles on her face, and green eyes. She loved life, and she had a great reverence and respect for all living things. I love her still!

(Eva Pearl Wolfe, October 15, 1909 - March 12, 1992)


Because I did not know
'til now the depths of me,
and heights I never saw, until
the traces of my childhood past
bore witness how my mother gave to me
the world: in infant hands...
a star, a ship, a tree.

Now I lift my hand
and call upon her name.
"Mother, it is I! Your gift,
so dearly held was not given in vain!"
Because I know this now
I give you back the world you gave to me:
the sky, and seas, unbound and limitless,

and never small again.

(My big brother Gaylen wrote music for this, a lovely, rocking melody in a minor key. Made it beautiful! As a boy, he thought she was the most beautiful person in the world, more beautiful than movie stars! So she was.)

Happy Mother's Day to all of you, and to all your mother's, wherever they are!

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Monday, May 04, 2009

All I Want For Christmas...

Starfish has lost both front teeth (and one bottom tooth) in the last few days. He left the tooth fairy a note saying, "I don't need any money. Please bring me a Bakugan toy instead."

The next morning the tooth was gone, and there was a note that said: "I am not Santa Claus. Ha Ha Ha."

She left a folded dollar bill. Ha Ha Ha!

Blessed Be

The universe resounds with the joyful cry I am!
--Alexandr Scriabin

...and thanks to Helen and Hugh for their great camerawork!

Friday, May 01, 2009


I really, really LOVE "Pickles!" Thank you, Brian Crane, from the bottom of my heart!