Singing for Christmas

Singing for Christmas

Almost two years ago I transferred to another church that had a choir. Since I’ve been singing in groups most of my life, it was good to be part of the music program again. Then came COVID and everything shut down. Everyone was in the parking lot with masks on and I...
Unnecessary Repairs!

Unnecessary Repairs!

A month or so ago, I had to have my right front fender redone, having been scraped in a parking lot. While the body shop came to my house and did a great job, (they were there 4 hours, sanding, priming, and sprayed color) I have a $500 deductible! At least they were...
Fall Colors and Moving Vans

Fall Colors and Moving Vans

I’m getting emails from friends who have moved out of California to other states. Three years ago, a friend moved to Idaho, and it took her a while to get used to the winters. Now she enjoys the change of seasons and sends me pictures of the trees in all their...
And the Music Goes On

And the Music Goes On

The Easter musical, “Glorious” continues to languish on SMP Press (Sheet Music Plus) and also the songs the Lord has given me to write. Maybe I’ll be like Van Gogh and other artists who didn’t become well-known until after they had passed away. I enjoy writing the...
Serving Others

Serving Others

Sometimes people look for a ministry that is meaningful, either in their church or an organization they support. For me, I’ve found hospitality a ministry. A Bible study and prayer group one morning a week, singing in my church choir, and this month, helping friends...
The Homeless

The Homeless

I thought I had a great idea for housing for the homeless in San Diego; The buildings that formerly housed recruits at the Naval Training Center. They could be two to a room with a bathroom, pay a portion of their Social Security income for board. It would have a...
Riding the Train

Riding the Train

A year or so ago, I realized that riding the Coaster from San Diego to Simi Valley (near Los Angeles) was a lot more pleasurable than driving and fighting the traffic for three hours. My son lives five minutes from the train station. I get the business class, with the...
Still Writing Songs

Still Writing Songs

Another song, “The Sound of Rain” made its way to my musical genius in Boston. John takes my chicken scratches and with a FaceTime call to go over the song, turns it into sheet music. Not sure what I’m to do with these songs, but I can report that...
Mini Road Trips

Mini Road Trips

My friend Liz and I took the day to drive up to Julian in the mountains above San Diego and poke around town. We got there early so we could find a shady place to park for my little dog Maya. She is little (15 lbs.) and when she got tired of walking, I could put her...
Moving On

Moving On

Another friend has moved out of state, Amanda to Idaho, a couple of months ago Vicki to Ohio, and now Carol to Colorado. Once again there was a lot of stuff to sort and throw away, items to take to the thrift shop and plenty of stuff to pack. My friend stayed with me...