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Uplifting Upland

My friend Shari and I met her sister and niece for some lunch and shopping in Upland, a city that’s about 35 miles from Westchester. For those of you unfamiliar with the 605 freeway and traffic in general in Los Angeles and vicinity, it took us a little over an hour to get there. In…

It Started with a Scrub Jay

Have you ever started a habit that morphs into more than you expected? Such is the case of my wild birds. They have become a part of my morning ritual. It started many years ago with peanuts for the beautiful noisy scrub jays, not to be confused with blue jays. I swear they heard me…

Its a Small World After All

If you have ever been to Disneyland and rode on the Small World ride, the tune that plays endlessly just stays in your head forever. You are probably humming it right now, resist! Can’t believe I still have this record!! I’m of the mindset that we are all connected. Here is an example. One of…

Eyes Wide Open

I start my day during the week fairly early compared to many. While I am retired, and can choose my own time schedule, my friends Shari and Mary also get up at what we affectionately call “the butt crack” of dawn. It’s been twenty five years of this 6:00 am call to action. We joke…

Ever Held a Hummingbird?

What is it about hummingbirds that get our attention? Is it that unique buzzing sound, known as a “wing whistle?” Or is it the magnificent color on their throat or back? Maybe it is how fast they fly as the dance with their other hummingbird friends. Whatever it is, they do fascinate me. I remember…

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