"Story Lady"

Friday, December 08, 2017

How to draw like Picasso (video)

off to attend class - BUT, I suddenly
remembered it's Friday - well, I COULD take time to share all the
Fabulous things going on here - BUT, THIS makes me so happy, Maybe
you'll enjoy it, too.AND
PS - Persimmons are marvelous . . and a box of them - can heal the heart.
 (Thank You 3-0)
love & love,

Monday, December 04, 2017

squeak! squeak!

I am squeaky.
Pushed myself too far . . . sigh.
Have a phone interview in a few minutes.
It will be fun, since I don't KNOW the reporter.
Fortunately, he is creating a story about my dad.
So, my squeak doesn't matter.

I'm gonna have a question for him, though.

I wonder if you have an opinion . . so, I'll ask you now.
My dad was related to Daniel Boone.  It comes up every few years or so.
Sometimes, when a writer asks, I'll send the information.

But, why does it matter? 
My dad was a terrific performing artist and excellent musician.
What does his family tree have to do with it?
I KNOW, the DNA tests are super popular.
Maybe a search for self is popular . . . . ?
But, I think YOU are my family.
I'm grateful for the connection we have - however slight . . .

Got opinions?

love & love,
(today I'm "the squeak" . . giggle) 

Thursday, November 30, 2017


I have a friend traveling all over Europe
zipping from country to country
visiting beautiful places
posting on social media

She even visited Scotland!

She's taken time to send a couple of post cards.
Found this surprise in in mailbox the other day.

I think she'll be home sometime in December.
It's my turn to buy pancakes
Her turn to share stories.


love & love,

Sunday, November 05, 2017

Friday, September 29, 2017

Victoria & Abdul

My preference is to attend the earliest show
generally there are very few others in the theater
Today was different
Not only was the film well attended
The audience was rather diverse

The story,
based on true events,
touches on many issues of the day.

The movie is a treat for the eye
the music gives a good guide and balance for the heart
The story has insight.
uncomfortable truth
plenty of beauty
I'm always grateful to be a credit reader
so people don't see the emotional process as i prepare to face 
every day again.
(you may need tissue, or a sleeve - at least once)

this last photo is actually them
There wasn't a royal dog represented in the film
love & love,

Monday, September 25, 2017


Just what i needed
"sandbagging" a bit today
sometimes the world seems to tilt
towards a darker view

Time to call in reinforcement
Then, this movie showed up.
helped me by recognizing there is mean stuff
BUT, we can continue to stay the course
HELP always arrives

 There was Hope, Faith, Community
The credit roll was an extra delight

NOW, I get to hustle to catch up around here.

love & love,

ISLE OF DOGS | Official Trailer | FOX Searchlight . . . will we like it?