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Mule Train

Mule Train

Posted by on Oct 31, 2015 | 9 comments

You’d think the could walk in a straight line, right? Pompanette is in the rear, trying to organize everything as usual. Well, the donks and the mule, Pompanette, are back but heaven knows I’m not going up there to their pasture to see those creatures who only have to LOOK at mama and she melts and hands them apples and carrots and takes them...

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Let’s Get Cookin’

Let’s Get Cookin’

Posted by on Oct 30, 2015 | 8 comments

Hey, I’m the taster, okay, but mama forgot to put in the kibble! With apologies to mama’s friend, Phyllis Vaccarelli, who has a cooking school in Los Angeles (where mama taught) called Let’s Get Cookin’, but it seems it has segued into Westlake Culinary Institute. Mama wanted me to tell you about another friend of hers who is, with...

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Rhyme Without Reason

Rhyme Without Reason

Posted by on Oct 28, 2015 | 12 comments

Daydreaming…a form of poetry. The world is never the same once a good poem has been added to it. Dylan Thomas Mama loves poetry. I think I mentioned that even in our local magazine created by the homeless, there are often several very moving and lovely poems that bring a bright spot to one’s day. Well, mama likes to take a book of poetry out of...

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Shadow Dancing II

Shadow Dancing II

Posted by on Oct 26, 2015 | 6 comments

That’s mama and papa dancing on the hedge of autumn ivy. Well, mama has this thing about taking shadow pics of herself and things but I move around too much to get very many of me so she is putting hers in while mine are still to be had, haha. Here’s mama walking up our stepping stones. That bump at the top on the right of the body is not what...

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Human Rites

Human Rites

Posted by on Oct 25, 2015 | 8 comments

This morning mama received an email from the ACLU, asking for a signature to bring suit against two psychologists (!) who instigated the program of torture for the CIA. Torture has become a rite in the CIA. As in ritual. As in an accepted form of behaviour, repeated again and again. It is unthinkable to us, mama, papa, me, that human beings can even...

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THANKS TO ALL NEW READERS!

THANKS TO ALL NEW READERS!

Posted by on Oct 23, 2015 | 6 comments

Well, mama says it’s time again to say thank you to registering readers and let them know that she looks at every one and sees the name and is fascinated that you all come from all over the place and it’s nice to know that my little pea brain thoughts get to you and maybe, just maybe, make your day a little brighter. Except for sometimes when...

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Best Shots

Best Shots

Posted by on Oct 22, 2015 | 4 comments

Drink LOTS of water No, no these aren’t photos today. I’m talking about that lady who showed up here this morning and stuck mama and papa with a long pointy thing that my vet uses sometimes when she gives me my vaccine each year. Now there are many people who believe that vaccines GIVE you the disease, but that is simply not true. There are...

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California, Here it Goes

California, Here it Goes

Posted by on Oct 21, 2015 | 2 comments

Well, mama is really pleased at the pay equity law passed by Jerry Brown in California. Although California already has equal pay laws for men and women, the law pushes the decision a bit further to require equal pay for “similar work” done by women. Bosses cannot require their workers to refrain from comparing salaries, and of course it will...

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Word Play

Word Play

Posted by on Oct 20, 2015 | 4 comments

All talked out… So, maybe you don’t know this, but I listen to conversations between mama and papa all day long, which is to say that they really like to yak (cheep) a lot to each other, especially around four when they have a little espresso to liven up the day, and it was so funny today when they went in the kitchen to warm up the machine,...

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Goodbyes

Goodbyes

Posted by on Oct 18, 2015 | 10 comments

Some of mama’s brother’s handiwork–toy lead soldiers in tableaux, hand made, hand painted, unlike any others. Mama says that even if you say goodbye to someone who dies, in any language—au revoir, ciao, arrivederci, adios, adieu, adeus, auf Wiedersehen, bon voyage, sayonara, aloha, totsiens, shalom, zàijiàn, vale—that that person is still...

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Scallop Surprise

Scallop Surprise

Posted by on Oct 16, 2015 | 4 comments

In the beginning, there was the olive oil. And the onion and the rice and the… Well, mama was thinking of having this lunch party and unfroze some little bay scallops for seven people and then a large number of the seven got colds and sore throats (I hope they are better now!) and so mama started a risotto that night into which she put everything...

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Strawberries on a Tree?

Strawberries on a Tree?

Posted by on Oct 15, 2015 | 8 comments

Above you will see fruit forming on our strawberry tree (arbousier).  They grow in the wild here but our neighbour planted this one years ago on his brother’s property, which we bought decades later, and it’s a great tree for shade and also attracts bees. But the white blossoms that drop off every morn drive papa crazy because he has to sweep...

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Pen Pals

Pen Pals

Posted by on Oct 14, 2015 | 6 comments

(And I don’t mean pen as in those places you keep chickens and doggies and such. Have you ever seen a kitty in a pen?  NO WAY, Jose.) Well, I just received this amazingly kind and thoughtful email from a doggy in San Francisco named Lola, and I am so tickled about having a new friend that maybe, just maybe (if mama ever gets me even near one of those...

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A Couple of Bickers

A Couple of Bickers

Posted by on Oct 13, 2015 | 15 comments

Well, I’ve been thinkin’. Sometimes when we have company, I catch a funny look on mama’s face when no one is looking and I have deduced (whatever that means) that something has just happened that made her wince and then she comes back to normal and keeps it to herself until she’s alone with papa. Mama says it’s no fun to be at...

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Hollow Bone Heaven

Hollow Bone Heaven

Posted by on Oct 12, 2015 | 6 comments

No, I did not tear the throat out of a tyrannosaurus… Well, there were some people coming for lunch the other day and I thought I would just whip up a little ossobuco for the crowd and mama said she would help. I know I have mentioned this succulent  veal dish before in other blogs, but I think it’s time for the recipe, which, by the way, will...

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Praise for the Milanesi

Praise for the Milanesi

Posted by on Oct 11, 2015 | 4 comments

It’s just too schizophrenic around here in the morning. Yesterday I read that the mayor of Milan was giving shelter, clothes and food to immigrants and allowed them to continue camping out in Milan’s railway station used during Mussolini’s reign to ship human cargo to Hitler’s camps. An uplifting turnaround for that station from...

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A Leg Up

A Leg Up

Posted by on Oct 10, 2015 | 6 comments

I don’t think Jimmy Choo’s will fit over this (whatever they are). Oh, mama is so, so sorry for her ex-sister-in-law who fell a couple of weeks ago and fractured her ankle and is now in bed with her second cast, which is better than the first one because it can get wet and she was taking showers under the hose in the back yard because it was...

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Guns Kill. Period.

Guns Kill. Period.

Posted by on Oct 9, 2015 | 2 comments

We ask why our kids are not educated about so many things. We ought to be asking why a parent or parents are not educated before having children who then grow up to massacre innocent men, women and children and then themselves. Maybe they have the order wrong…...

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