Hey Folks! Our Fabulous teen group, MY FAITH ALOUD, has put together the first of many video blogs. This video is the first half of a blog on ten things faithful teens should do before having sex. CHECK IT OUT. SEND IT TO YOUR FRIENDS! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHHIC1liNZ8 ...more

The Dog Shouterer

Puppy Love Dogger is being a brat. She is eating me out of house home, literally by eating my house and home! There is a lyric that says You are never fully dressed without a smile, the version that I sing around the house is You are never fully dressed until you soak you shoes in bitter apple . It just doesn't flow nearly as well. ...more

Talking Myself Into Spring

How Green is my Dirt Patch In my desire to make January into April, I have started to think about the design of Garden 2009. Last year, Garden 2008 was a strip of ground ten feet long by 2 ½ feet wide. The plants and I needed more space, which I thought I had achieve by adding a few feet at the far end, but it was not successful. I learned that the garden doesn't want to be longer it wants to be wider. ...more

Hearts and Flowers

Valentines Weekend The only good thing about good about the Valentines Day candy and gifts and related heart shaped crap is the day-after-Valentines-75% off- candy, gifts and heart shaped crap. I would feel really bad about getting any of that stuff knowing that in a few hours its going to be 75% off. Why would you want a partner who would waste money like that? Smart couples should agree to celebrate Valentines on February 15th. For my part I celebrated the holiday by baking seven dozen pink, heart shaped cookies for Dogger. ...more

Why is it still winter?

Summer Lovin' I checked our weather here yesterday and was shocked to see that we were under a Fire Weather Watch. We were experiencing strong, dry winds and the humidity was very low. Its like seeing Partlly cloudy with a chance of afternoon fire storms. This must be what it is like to live in Southern California. ...more

Ms. Blue Thumb

Grow I think my baby broccs are dead. It turns out I just to do not have  enough true gardening passion to be a winter gardener, it is with great shame that I admit to myself that I am a fair weather gardener! I just can not work up the desire to spend the time a garden needs to have spent on it if I to spend it being cold. Do you know that garden gloves are not the same as regular gloves? ...more

Happy Dawg

Yay for Dogger! I wasn't completely useless over the weekend, I got a second wind Sunday evening and bathed Dogger and vacuumed and laundered everything that touches her, up to and including pillow covers that I'm pretty sure I have never washed. I didn't want them to feel left out. ...more

Where Is Your Spiritual Partner?

Two rare talks by renowned spiritual teachers, Geshe Michael Roach and Lama Christie McNally, followed by Los Angeles Book Release Party.  BOTH TALKS ARE FREE. DATE: Feb 20th & 21st 2009TIME: 7:00-9:30pmLOCATION: Holy Nativity Episcopal Church,                                                                          6700 West 83rd. Street, Los Angeles, 90045 ...more

Last Thoughts

A 50 year old nurse aboard the US Airways flight that landed in the Hudson River said that as she faced imminent death her thoughts turned to her messy garage. ...more