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Do you ever feel like being silly? It’s good for you.

Charming, creative ways to laugh and celebrate. thanks, Eloise.

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Look what stares into our family room.

It’s well known that laughter is good for your mental health so being silly must also qualify. So today’s post is devoted to my recent silliness.

We bought a cover for a patio heater. Covered, it reminded me so much of an alien, I couldn’t resist enhancing that impression. He stands on our deck just outside the sliding glass doors in our family room. Every time I pass I smile.

I think it all started with the launch party of my new book, Lower World. I decorated with jellyfish balloons, removed the handle from a duster that reminded me of a sea cucumber, stuffed a balloon to create a cock-eyed squid, and bought balls that not only look like sea urchins, they bio-luminesce as many of the creatures in the ocean deep are wont to do including my characters.

Jellyfish Ornament

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December 16, 2017 · 12:48 pm

What’s Mother Earth up to?

Thanks, Eloise, interesting info.

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What’s Mother Earth Up to?

The mind boggles with recent disasters. Hurricane Harvey drenching parts of Texas, Irma not to be outdone in the Caribbean and Florida. Fires in California. Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Montana. At least two beautiful natural areas, Yosemite in California, and the gorge containing Multinomah Falls in Oregon, and an 8.0 earthquake in the ocean near Mexico and Guatemala with a threat of tsunami. The only thing left is a volcanic eruption.

Houston is probably not alone in its construction of a concrete floor allowing water no place to go but into buildings. An area, which Hurricane Andrew hit over 20 years ago has been populated with domino-arranged high rise buildings. The potential for damage and loss of life much worse.

I wonder if our divided country is up to the challenge of long term planning.

On the lighter side, did you know?

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September 10, 2017 · 9:40 am