Friday, July 25, 2014


TGIF means it's MARTINI TIME!  We went to the store this afternoon and it was a bloody 104 degrees outside.  But we were out of gin, and ice cream, and dog treats, and really, isn't the gin reason enough?

Our wedding bands arrived yesterday.  They are perfect!  Just the way we envisioned them.  We decided to wear them right now.  Thank you, Howard, at Skalet Jewelers for making the design we had envisioned.

I'm all giddy and supremely happy, but a little humble, too, since this is not the first time I've been, ah, married.  I heard this lovely Dylan song the other day and thought, ah yes...

I've seen love go by my door
It's never been this close before
Never been so easy or so slow
Been shooting in the dark too long
When something's not right it's wrong
You're gonna make me lonesome when you go
Dragon clouds so high above
I've only known careless love,
It's always hit me from below.
This time around it's more correct
Right on target, so direct,
You're gonna make me lonesome when you go

We're just gonna leave out the stuff about going.  We shall counter that language with another Dylan song, "You ain't a'going nowhere.  Whooee, ride me high."

Life goes on, house purchase on target.  Had a great dinner with new friends last night in Davis. Lucky, Lucky, Lucky.

Feeling relieved that I don't live is Israel or any Palestinian areas.  Feeling so utterly helpless to affect the madness over there.  I wish I could cross my arms, nod my head and blink my eyes and that would be the end of that.  Borders could be freely crossed, children could be educated and fed and housed.  Israelis and Palestinians would live together in peace, freed from hatred and senseless death.  Walls would come down.  Hamas would go the hell away.  Babies would be born free from a terrible legacy.

Breathe.  Be grateful.  Have a peaceful weekend.


  1. Great Dylan lyrics. Wonderful love post. Good dreams about world peace. All borders and differences are made-up stories, rewritten histories. We are all one species on one planet, the rest is just a "drunken dumb show" (to quote Allen Ginsberg).

  2. good words. I feel a lot of the same things. Love your photos

  3. Well, that last paragraph just about says it all. Amen.

    And congrats on the arrival of the bands. Both Dylan songs are perfection.

  4. So glad that life is good in your little corner of the world. And yet you can still care about those who are suffering so much.


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