4 Reasons I Love the South (Even Though I'm a Hippie)

 I have done some hatin’ on you in the past, American South, I admit it. Everyone knows you’re a little backwards, bless your heart. But there are also some reasons I love the South, even being a hippie/woman/minority/person who recycles.  And I’m going to share them with you!  ...more
Denise I didn't say there weren't any!!  I said it was a rare day when I saw them.  Especially ...more

The Berkeley Bowl, aka "the bowl"

The Berkeley Bowl was once, evidently, a real bowling alley. With lanes and beer and cackling old ladies that smoked too many cigarettes, carried cool bowl bags and swung wildly (okay, I made that last one up). That was such a long time ago that frankly, I feel like it's just a rumor. Or some ancient-town-lore. Not that Berkeley is ancient, but whatever....more

Palooza Power

Graduation? 2 more weeks! Blows my mind....more

An Artist Loved Me Once

It's wonderful to be loved by an artist.  When they paint you over and over, it makes you feel beautiful.The painter and I were pen pals before we met.  My roommate was dating a sculptor.  The sculptor was friends with the painter, and voila!  I loved to get his letters.  I ran to the mailbox every day.  Each envelope was a work of art.  Even his signature was aesthetic--a swoop of a first initial, a period, then his last name.  You can fall in love with someone who writes you a lot.  Happens all the time these days.He sent me a b...more

Coaches on the Edge Present the Hair Apparent

elizabeth: Laurie and I went to see the revival of “Hair” this past Sunday in Manhattan. I remember reading about this tribal love-rock musical in 1967 and wishing I was older so I could go see it. But my parents had the local nunnery on their speed dial (my parents knew the Jetsons – look it up) and I was too cowardly back then to attempt incurring my parents wrath. Plus I would have been force-fed Frank Sinatra records and that could have scarred me for life.  So finally this past Sunday I was able to let the sun shine in on a young girl’s wish.  ...more

I Am A boomer

This blog is about the issus and concerns of the baby boomer gneration. Personal opinion and life experiences add a touch of humor and nostalgia, ...more