Deconstructing the House

Photographer’s notes: Please have the home prepared before the photographer arrives. 1. Turn on every conceivable light. 2. Open window coverings. 3. Remove pool hose, pool supplies and backyard toys. 4. Open patio umbrellas. 5. Remove BBQ cover. 6. Remove cars and trash cans from driveway. 7. Remove laundry, toys and cleaning supplies, brochure stands,… Continue reading Deconstructing the House

Rethinking The Hunger Games

When the movie The Hunger Games was released in the spring of 2012, it broke box office records during its opening weekend.  Not familiar with the books of the same name for young adults by author Suzanne Collins, I did not rush out to see it but I liked its young star Jennifer Lawrence, and… Continue reading Rethinking The Hunger Games

The Irony of It All, Part Two

The dogs are quiet today, sprawled out across their various rugs and beds in the family room.  After the panic and anxiety caused by the fires here in San Diego last week and the heat that generated them, it is pleasant to feel the cool breeze created by opposing windows in my kitchen.  I am… Continue reading The Irony of It All, Part Two

For Ellen

“to live in this world you must be able to do three things to love what is mortal; to hold it against your bones knowing your own life depends on it; and, when the time comes to let it go, to let it go” Mary Oliver, New and Selected Poems, Vol. 1 As a parent,… Continue reading For Ellen

I am Passionate About…

A few days ago I decided that since I have been officially retired for two months, it was time to change my profile on the LinkedIn social network.  After all, the purpose of that network is to link business and professional people to potential opportunities and ideas.  I needed to let contacts know that I… Continue reading I am Passionate About…