Category Archive: musings

May 06

Would You Remake Yourself?

If you could change anything about yourself, would you? I know what immediately came to mind. The extra pounds you’d like to lose, the receding hairline you wish would come back, the crooked teeth, the acne, the bust size you’d like to augment or reduce. You know, all the flaws that you are painfully aware …

Continue reading »

Apr 27

The Dark Side of Sci Fi

Remember the cartoon, The Jetsons? Man, they made the future look good. They sped around in their flying cars, had personal robots to cook and clean, skipped the elevator and took vacuum tube transport up to the top floors of the buildings, and visited the moon on vacation. Then there was Star Trek. They didn’t …

Continue reading »

Oct 13

The Del Mar Fair

Try this: Ask your muse what she wants to write about today. Then write. My muse wants me to write about the Del Mar Fair. ~ ~ ~ Once upon a time, the San Diego Fair was called the Del Mar Fair. Because it was located in Del Mar. Makes sense, right? I’m not quite …

Continue reading »

Oct 06

Journey of a Thousand Miles Begins with 35 Vials of Blood

Many of you know that I have had a chronic illness for over eight years. During that time, my health has deteriorated to the point that I’ve been housebound for half those years. After seeing a dozen different doctors to no avail, I had lost hope of improvement, let alone recovery. I cycled through the …

Continue reading »

Sep 05

Finding Beauty in the Ugly

Somebody taught you what it meant to be beautiful. You’ve been watching TV for an average of 32 hours a week since you were two years old. By the age of five, you knew enough to ask for your first Barbie, and she completed your education. You understood that being beautiful meant blond hair, long …

Continue reading »