5 Significant Technologies

5 Significant Technologies

5 Significant Technologies Technologies are part of your life whether you’re awake or asleep. Your cellphone alarm might wake you in the morning while convenient GPS guides your car to work. Literally thousands of devices rely on technologically based concepts...
Steve Mason, Poet, “The Wall Within”

Steve Mason, Poet, “The Wall Within”

Steve Mason, “The Wall Within” Steve Mason was the Poet Laureate of the Vietnam War. I originally posted his amazing poem, “The Wall Within” in February of 2009. I repost it now to honor the memory of our veterans who gave the ultimate...
Steve Kowit: Poet’s Poet

Steve Kowit: Poet’s Poet

Steve Kowit: Poet’s Poet Walking through the front door at Clair de Lune was like entering another plane of existence.  The place, formerly a bridal dress shop, teemed with people, all anticipating the evening’s poetry.  After purchasing a mocha, I looked...
Pompeii, Ruin Arising

Pompeii, Ruin Arising

Pompeii, Ruin Arising Pompeii has always stimulated curiosity in me, ever since I was a young girl and learned how Mt. Vesuvius erupted and decimated an entire town at the foot of the mountain. If you are someone who, like me, loves the CSI shows, the sensationalism...
Tony Curtis, An Elevator Love Tale

Tony Curtis, An Elevator Love Tale

Tony Curtis, An Elevator Love Tale Tony Curtis passed away on September 29, 2010, making yesterday the 6th anniversary of his death.  He was a terrific actor and many of his films comprised the backdrop to my childhood. “Some Like It Hot” was filmed right...
All Work and No Play

All Work and No Play

All Work No Play “All work no play makes Jack a dull boy,” which is bad enough. But anyone who has ever seen “The Shining” can attest that all work and no play turned Jack into an axe-wielding maniac. What is the lesson for the rest of us?...
Fairy Penguins of Phillip Island

Fairy Penguins of Phillip Island

Fairy Penguins of Phillip Island Fairy Penguins are possibly the CUTEST of all penguins.  It seems like a century ago now, but way, way back in 1990 Mark and I backpacked through Australia.  While there, we saw the fairy penguins of Phillip Island. We spent a month...
Rafting Athabasca River

Rafting Athabasca River

Rafting Athabasca River You know how glaciers are comprised of ice? And how cold ice is? The Athabasca River is glacier-fed and as cold as ice. The Sevylor Four-Man Raft In 1986, as Mark and I rambled around the U.S. and Canada in our small Chinook, we would stop at...
Mission Trails Regional Park

Mission Trails Regional Park

Mission Trails Regional Park – San Diego’s Best-Kept Secret Historical Overview Some of us are compelled to risk everything to reach the world’s highest peak, Mt. Everest.  But those with more modest appetites – and budgets – don’t have far to travel to San Diego’s...