No answer.

I’ve read about “DIXIE’S TUPPERWARE PARTY” at The Geffen Playhouse. Tried to get tickets online. Everything came up “Unavailable”. Called. Got a national ticket office. Show not in the system. Called locally to office itself. Nobody there. I’m resorting to my last tactic:  a letter and name-dropping. We’ll see if I get results. Wish me…

My Mailman writes a “Thank You’.

Remember that silly show, “The Beverly Hillbillies”? Didn’t the Clampett clan come to Beverly Hills after they’d hit oil? There IS oil underground in BH, that part of the show was true. Each year I’m entitled to a tiny check for “oil rights” — usually around $30. It required my searhing them out, sending complicated…

Missing a key.

I saw this image on Heidi R. Kling’s website … she’s an author & illustrator for young teens’ books and had to borrow it. I loved the missing key. Doesn’t it feel like some days, we’re just missing that one element? (I want to say, “How the “L” are you?” but I’ll resist.  They say…

Encouraging a list-maker.

When I was about nine, my father had a colleague named Marie Tashima who loved children but had never married or had her own. Daddy would drop me off at Marie Tashima’s house, and we’d have tea — she had a blue porcelain tea set from Japan — and she’d show me wonders of the…

S–t to do.

I’m a “To do” list maker. They never get shorter. Sometimes it feels like I don’t get very many items checked off. When Linda Schreyer gave me this “SHIT TO DO” notepad for my birthday, I cracked up. It’s the perfect item — I’m going to go online to see if I can find more!…

Love, automatically.

Guys — If it’s just too much to have to write your girlfriend/wife/lover a text as much as she wants one — now there’s an app for that. “BroApp”  — $1.99 – will send automated texts for you. Pick your messages. Pick the days and times. The app does the rest. * Don’t tell her…

Cookies of the past.

After I took Vivian to a (perhaps inappropriate) movie — the documentary about “Yves St. Laurent” — we retreated to her house to have tea  and cookies… and cleanse ourselves. * Tea at Vivian’s is always a delight.  She has a collection of interesting tea choices, and always presents some kind of fun cookie or dessert…

Brilliant.

I admit it.  I had a tangle of unsightly electrical cords, extension cords, and typewriter cables under my desk. I was used to it.  Barely even thought about it as I scrambled under the tall table, trying to plug in my phone. We don’t see a mess after a while, I’ve realized. When Gregory came…

Pennies from Heaven.

“Penny From Heaven”  Today I found a penny, Just laying on the ground. But it’s not just a penny, This little coin I’ve found.  Found pennies come from heaven. That’s what my Grandpa told me. He said Angels toss them down. Oh, how I loved that story. He said when an Angel misses you, they…

Colorful words.

I like paper. I like sending it. I like receiving it. This was the rainbow on my desk today. Can you understand why it cheers me up? Please Share