It was a good month, February was. I‘ve always wondered why the first “r” sound is dropped in February. I don’t drop the first “r” sound in library, but I guess many do. Out here where thousands of acres of almonds are still in blossom, they pronounce the word almond as “am-end” because they beat [...]

Psychoanalytic concepts that might help in life and on the spiritual path: repetition compulsion Repetition compulsion is best understood through …Psychoanalytic concepts that might help in life and on the spiritual path: repetition compulsion Gary: I thought this to be a rather brilliant short blog posting by Fiona Gardner including the piece by Portia Nelson. [...]

A couple of years ago, we went up to Sun Valley, Idaho while buzzing around the countryside. It was known as Ketchum, Idaho until a developer had other ideas and would bring the rich and famous to his newly named ski resort. Ernest Hemingway had a place up there along with a couple of his [...]

About 15 minutes from our home is Black Butte Dam. I walked up on the dam and with a telephoto lens, while standing in one place, I took pictures in all directions. Here is what I saw. Northwest direction, the Trinity Alps- Looking northwards, Mount Shasta beyond a new vineyard- To the Northeast, Mount Lassen [...]

Not my favorite, January. Prefer more daylight in my day, but living on the 40 degree latitude, I really don’t have much to complain about in that regards! It was a good month though. I lost four more pounds! I have walked 10,000 steps or more for 31 consecutive days according to Fitbit. Actually walked [...]