Category Archives: Life

Chinese New Year Parade 2017

I saw Carla Pallotta on CBS This Morning.  Some of her signature dishes included Arancini, Two Nebo mushroom polenta, Goat cheese budino, Nebo chioppino, Ricotta pie, and Cherry blossom.  I looked up the American Top 40 playlist for the weekend … Continue reading

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Bed of Lies

I watched “Bed of Lies” with Susan Dey and Chris Cooper.  Dey was Vickie Daniel, a waitress who marries the son of the governor of Texas.  The marriage turns sour, and she ends up on trial for his murder.  I … Continue reading

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The Legend of Tarzan

I woke up and watched CBS Sunday Morning.  The highlight was a segment on Elton John.  I walked past the library and saw that the people who slept outside the building left behind a mess.  After buying a few items … Continue reading

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Funeral

I could barely get to sleep and hardly felt like attending a funeral later in the morning. We bought breakfast from McDonald’s. I had an egg, bacon and cheese sandwich. We arrived early for the memorial service. We saw relatives … Continue reading

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A Day in Orange County

I wanted to buy a ticket for the Sunday of the Outside Lands Festival. I wanted to get the chance to see Elton John, even if he wasn’t in his prime. We left at ten o’clock, though, and still had … Continue reading

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April Fools Day in Southern California

The major news of the day was Governor Brown’s announcement of mandatory cutbacks in water use. Desperate times call for desperate measures. The goal is to reduce usage by 25 percent. Some people do not want to give up their … Continue reading

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Five-Alarm Fire

Chris Wragge was again absent from the Early Show.  They discussed the Natalie Wood case, and Holly Phillips answered questions about night sweat, eczema, holiday colds, and spin classes.  I listened to one album, Mary J. Blige’s “Mary.”  I read … Continue reading

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Mortality

Late yesterday afternoon, I received via e-mail the most shocking and painful news I’ve ever had to deal with in my life.  My older brother has been diagnosed with cancer.  I walked back and forth restlessly wondering about the seriousness … Continue reading

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The Bluest Monday

The weather was cold and rainy, paving the way for a miserable Monday.  I wasn’t even able to enjoy the latest Anna Nicole Smith news or the awkward post-Oscar interviews with people like Jennifer Hudson. I got to work pretty … Continue reading

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