November 2023 Newsletter

A Thanksgiving Reflection I wrote this 8 years ago, but I often think of Chief Joseph’s speech. I was recently at an Elton John concert in Vegas during which he played a song I hadn’t heard before. The song was about Native Americans and it got me choked up, which I hate, not only because … Read more

October 2023 Newsletter

Happy Halloween! Not much to report this month so I thought I’d show you a picture of Mr. A.’s spiders. WTF? October Live Dives! Tuesday, October 3, 10:15amPT/1:15pmET: Steve Poikonen & the Third Eye Carnival Friday, October 6, 11:00amPT/2pmET: Courtenay Turner: Tavistock 201 Monday, October 9, 1:00pmPT/4:00pmET: Eric Buchanan: SCOTUS Today Dive Master Interviews Dive … Read more

Google Bomb

When an event takes place that drowns out any ability to search for a similar, previous event. I noticed this phenomenon long before I heard this expression. Here is my example. There was a cop in Paradise, California, who engaged people coming out of a bar in a car chase. When the chase ended in … Read more

Summer 2023 Newsletter

California Dreaming Hope this summer was happy and peaceful for all! I can’t complain myself, though it has been quite busy. We are settling into the new house…finally got to kick my feet up, as you can see & really try to appreciate finding a corner of LA that I can live with and boy … Read more


The fires in Maui were disturbing on SO many levels…no need to exaggerate or invent anything–it’s bad–real bad and it only kept getting worse…and worse. When speculation emerged that the missing children had been trafficked for sex and their parents murdered or that only the disobedient escaped alive and may be being groomed for a … Read more

June 2023 Newsletter

What are you mad at ME for? YOU saw it coming! Hat tip to LE, the best tile guy in Los Angeles…mitering hexagonal zellige is almost impossible but man, this guy CRUSHED it! I’m amazed I got so much content out this month because I am moving. Not only moving, but fixing up an old … Read more

Andy’s Razor

Anything that could be a CIA op is most likely a CIA op. *Coined by Andreas Xirtus in reference to something Andy Rouse said on the Reality Czars anniversary special I was privileged enough to be a part of.

May 2023 Newsletter

Easter Traditions We love Easter! To think, there’s hope for mankind!! Both as a religious holiday and an occasion for a family feast, it’s one of my favorite days of the year, if not my absolute favorite. The only thing that sells it short is that my nuclear family is small and we are far … Read more

Basket of Irrationals

“Basket of Deplorables.” It’s a pretty jejune insult yet it entered the lexicon as a mantra on both left and right–the left as the insult it was meant to be, and the right as a rallying cry (which it was also likely meant to be.) Although I’m not a MAGA gal nor a Republican nor … Read more

April 2023 Newsletter

Haiku Highball Homage Suntory Highball. Best part of sakura trip! Funny because true. Okay, so maybe it’s a bit tortured for a haiku–but it is true! My younger son and I tagged along on my husband’s business trip to Japan and it happened to coincide with the peak week for cherry blossoms, or sakura. It … Read more