Wednesday, July 31, 2013

A friend who doesn't understand email very well keeps sending group emails to a group of friends with the wrong spelling of my email.  this has infected all my friends address books, replacing the wright email address with the wrong one.  Thus I have been missing very important information. I cannot fix it.


Monday, July 29, 2013

I keep losing strands of gray hair, one piece at a time.  I read that we loose 70 strands of hair a day and that is true for me.  They are on my clothes, in the rug, in the sink.  My hair seems healthy but.  I have more important things to worry about.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

I sat next to a woman with a portable respirator for several hours this morning, listening to the machine breath in and out and hear her gag and choke.  My body felt like it was at death's door.  she seemed to do fine, I felt sick by the end of the time.

Friday, July 26, 2013

I am working on the August calendar for the zen Center.  So Many events to try to squeeze into the little boxes.  I just can't make all the words fit.  Need to find new shorter words for August.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

I realize that when I lie down every afternoon it is not because I am needing to sleep rather my eyes are tired.  I need to just close my eyes and lie there for awhile and then I am fine again.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Went to Full Moon restaurant tonight with a friend hoping to have a quiet dinner.  the center table had a loud boisterous family with lots of little kids.  My friend and I got tired of shouting at each other and ended up just eating our good dinner in silence.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

I sat in the car for an hour while the kids were in their martial arts class.  I brought a book, and watched people walk by.  But still an hour is a long time to just do nothing.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Took the 13 year old boy to his diving class at Carmel High.  Lots of traffic.  I kept wanting to shout, but don't you know this is a Monday.  Where is everyone going.  but of course it is also summer and cool here and people are tourists and escaping the heat inland.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

This morning it was so cold I finally turned on the heater.  I know it is hot in the rest of the country but here on the coast it is cold.  In the afternoon the sun came out and I didn't need the heater any more.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

The eleven year old and I went to poetry and breakfast at Earthbound farms this morning.  It was foggy and cold but we persisted in sitting outside while we ate our yummy breakfast and then listened to three poets.  the sun never came out.

Friday, July 19, 2013

My TV remote just isn't working well.  The buttons are unpredictable.  I keep just pushing them over and over again until something happens.

 I know I need a new battery but I keep forgetting to buy some.

 tomorrow I will do it.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

I have been following the progress of a fire in Carmel Valley that is near Tassajara Zen Center.  It is hot in the valley but cool here on the coast.  we are all hoping the fire will be put out before it does any damage to the Zen Center.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

There is a fire near Tassajara today.  We are all holding our breaths.  Not again.  Lots of fires this summer again.  In Monterey it is cold and foggy.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

I have started scouting places for out Fall Plein air classes.  Saw the central park in little Spreckles and think it would be a great place to write.  Now I have to show it ot my writing partner..

Monday, July 15, 2013

The eleven year old girl and I picked some ripe apricots form the tree this afternoon, also tomatoes and beans.  the garden is going.  We had way too many apricots and I didn't get it together  to give them away.  Most are rotting on the ground.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

My house is close to the border of summer fog and sun.  It was sunny when I left and drove over the hill to Pacific
Grove into the thick cold fog.  I went to a garden party for a friend's 70th birthday.  Luckily I wore a warm jacket and did well.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Quiet day, sun is out.  Reading a mystery story, not motivated to do anything hard.  Day off from interacting with the world.  tomorrow it will all come rushing back.

Friday, July 12, 2013

My neighbors are having a party. laughter, kids, excitement.  I have been listening to the newshour, disasters, murders, corruption, bombs, train wrecks.  Maybe I should check out the party.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

There are a couple of birds out there chirping away and it is still dark.  How do they know that dawn is coming.  I can't tell.  I think they are busy before the crows come to manage the neighborhood.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013


I am sitting by the open back door and hearing my neighbor scream and pound at the neighborhood visiting cat.  At first I thought she was screaming at a child but then I heard the cat.  We have several cats in the neighborhood that are fearless and don't respect human fences and walls.  What are they thinking.

Monday, July 8, 2013

I am sitting in my room while the two 9 year old boys are watching a Jim Curry movie in the living room.  I think the sound is on too high.  I need to get up and turn it down.

Saturday, July 6, 2013


I have been listening to the news of the plane crash at SF airport.  A relative 's plane was diverted form the airport  because of the crash.  I am continually amazed at how fragile it all is and how it mostly works.

Friday, July 5, 2013


Finally the cool fog has reasserted it self.  Our real cool drab summer has begin and I am happy about it.  I have missed the fog.

Thursday, July 4, 2013


Quiet at the house.  Could just hear the echos of the parade downtown.

I am reading THE UNWINDING by George Packer to help understand how we have ended up the way we are.  I like it.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013


I am caught up with visiting grandchildren for the next couple of weeks.  To do it well is to stay open to whatever arises, to not make too many plans.  today I waited around a lot.

Monday, July 1, 2013


slow day.  more heat but luckily no fires.  Our community has been cutting back all the high grasses along the roadsides.  We are vulnerable to fires, out of control fires.  those who are most protected have ugly cement  in their yards, nothing to burn.  Most of us won't live that way but still I don't know.