Wishing everyone Health and Happiness.
Very in tune with nature this trip.
Recently, I’ve realized that my computer is overflowing with photos that I have no home for. I’ve decided to begin to compile my extra photos and hopefully create, one of a kind collages. I have no idea where I’m going with this, but sorting things out and organizing themes. So much to do, but looking forward to sharing my work.
Last weekend my grandson Christopher and I attended the LA Book Festival at USC and had the opportunity to see, yes, Mr. Rebel Yell himself, Billy Idol. I sat in the front row and was able to take MANY pictures. Please note his noted “smirk”. Great interview with the LA Times and he even entertained us with a few songs.
Last night “The Three Dog Night” performed in concert honoring the 50th Anniversary of Marina Del Rey here in Southern California. They never missed a beat and voices strong as ever. The group is still creating and making new music.
In a world of senseless wars and heavy crime, they managed to bring back some JOY to our spirit.
They wrote a new song dedicated to the children that are experiencing living in war torn countries and it was truly inspirational. Will be looking for it to hit the charts.
Something to ponder today.
A few weeks ago, I went to up the Portland area to revisit Sauvie Island, and the photographs this week will be from that trip. But what I really wanted to write about, as it’s been on my mind, is communication, and how it’s changed over the last two decades.
I studied English Literature, and actually have a Master’s in that, although I certainly don’t believe I’m a master communicator. Verbally, I’m probably worse than most, because I was so shy growing up that I would stumble over my words, speak softly, and nothing would never quite come out the way I wanted, unless I was really upset, angry or impassioned enough to not think about my “stage” fright.
However, I always loved to read, and for a long time I wanted to be a writer. So I grew up reading novels by Henry James, and Dostoevsky, and the writing…
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