What a terrific weekend! John and I went to San Francisco (actually Tiburon) to his brother, Avery’s, wedding to Lo-Ping, his fiancee’. We started out very very early Thursday morning for a 7:30 AM flight (up at 4:30, on the road by 5:15, at the airport by 5:45), stopped, after circling for an hour above, Kansas City, MO (and I still don’t know what the … Continue reading San Francisco
It’s 4:00 and I have gotten a lot of work done. Had our staff meeting – updated new attorney on cases she’s covering for me the next two, yes two, months. Have a couple of visits, some file review, a couple of meetings and second chair on a TPR trial to do, but none should be too terribly difficult. Then we are off to CA … Continue reading Monday, Monday, so good to me…
I feel sad. And at the same time that sadness fills me with hope. Crazy, yes I know, but life has so many paradoxes and in my 50s I’m learning this in a new way. I can’t really go into details here, because to do so might hurt the innocent. I believe a dear friend has betrayed me in a terrible way. I should be … Continue reading Paradoxes
“What is Great Purple?” asks Japanese poet Nanao Sakaki in his book Let’s Eat Stars. Is it “a piece of purple sky floating in my lover’s eyes?” he speculates. “A cloud made of purple wine passing over Mt. Fuji? The color of a full-blooming magnolia’s root? The shadow of a star visible only to birds? The light of the last water you drink?” I invite … Continue reading Not necessarily my future, but food for thought
OK, I did it. What is that you said? Sorry can’t hear you! What an amazing night. I came away with an appreciation for punk/hardcore music. Now some will tell you it’s not music. They will say all the “songs” sound alike. ‘Taint necessarily so. What I found really fascinating was the fact that the boundary distinction between performer and attendee was seriously blurred. The … Continue reading Circle Pits, not Karate Kicks???
“on this life journey friends are guides, guardian angels, mentors, role models, truth tellers, comforters, comic relief and side kicks.” Bonnie Anderson How true that is! I was thinking about how important friendship is – you know, all those funny e-mails you get telling you that a true friend is not only someone you can call after you’ve killed someone and they’ll keep it quiet … Continue reading Friendship
Yesterday was spent at the desk, doing a lot of paperwork, answering e-mails, getting ready for today. Yesterday evening was EFM, and what an interesting evening it was! Have you ever had the eerie feeling that something greater than your own planning was at work? I did last night. I drove over to church to cram some last minute reading (in the car, in the … Continue reading Half Day and I don’t know how to act:)