Oh, boy! Today was a long one, but it went by fast as we listened, learned, networked, and socialized. The day began with an inspiring talk from our sponsor Purina’s Dr. Janet Jackson and Dr. Kurt Venator. I like Purina … Continue reading
Posted in CAT WRITERS, Crazy Cat Lady Mysteries & More, Travel, Writing
Tagged #catwriters, #catwritersassociation, #crazycatladycozymysteries, #cwa25, About cats, Ailurophiles, Animal welfare, Fiction writing
This was going to be a docu-post, following cats I saw on the streets here in Mazatlan, but street sightings have always been rare, and this time, non-existent. Cats aren’t popular here, the locals preferring dogs. Often it’s thanks to … Continue reading
Check out my latest blogpost, MAZATLAN MEMORIES: THREE FERAL CATS, on Fire Star Press. We all miss our pets when we go on vacation. Here’s a sweet short story about cats right when I needed them most.
Anybody can take the vacation of a lifetime. It requires planning, but more than that, it requires mind-set. You must believe it can be done. If, like me, you are short on cash, take heart. Here are the steps … Continue reading
I do love patterns! They are everywhere, from the tiniest quark to the multiverse. We are built from patterns, so it’s no surprise that we as human beings emulate those patterns in our daily lives.
Mazatlan’s central market is a hub of activity for both tourists and locals. You can buy almost anything there, from clothing to fresh juices, from candy to goat cheese to beans. … Continue reading
Today would have been my father’s 107th birthday. He was German. He risked his life to leave Berlin and come to New York City during Hitler’s rise to power. When the U.S. entered World War II, he joined the American army … Continue reading
Posted in Life Through Amber, memoir, Save the World, Travel
Tagged better future, family, Father, hope for today, hope for tomorrow, Prejudice, tolerance, World War II
I have really enjoyed the photography and original art from this blog so I thought I’d pass it on. Winter Inventory.
I need to write about the desert, my time there, over forty years ago. Palo Verde, California on the Colorado River where it is slow and slim, banks woven with brambles where the muskrats lived. Twenty miles farther south was … Continue reading
February 5 was Día de la Constitución (Constitution Day), and everyone was celebrating. The beach was alive with colorful sun umbrellas and wandering bands. Air thrumming to the um-pa of tubas, boom of drums, sizzle of horns, and ring of … Continue reading