THE BLOG

TRAVEL RESTRICITIONS EASING

Greetings from Ecuador! With the Virus fading and the Restrictions easing, I am hopeful that March will find me in Florida! I have a vast collection of Stohlquist Life-Jackets, a handful of Bending Branches SUP paddles, dry-bags, kayak cushions, other accessories and an assortment of tools. When I get the green light — I will … Continue reading TRAVEL RESTRICITIONS EASING

SPANISH LESSONS

I am taking a break from my Spanish lessons to focus on the technical aspects of blogging.

MORE ART

Fell in love with Maite Soriano’s rendering of el Cajas, the mountains that frame the city of Cuenca. The space above the TV that I never watch was begging for beauty.

ART HISTORY

I was eight years old when I fell in love with a large framed painting at a flea-market. I begged and borrowed and the neighbor-boy and I carried the masterpiece between us, up the hills and into the apartment, my heart pounding in anticipation of impressing my family. I don’t remember what kind of response … Continue reading ART HISTORY

IT’S NICE TO BE NICE

I once printed hundreds of bumper-stickers that proclaimed: “THE WORLD IS GETTING BETTER.” This may be debatable, but after a moment’s reflection, most of my customers laughed–and for a few delicious moments, the World WAS better! Who could argue? I gave the bumper-stickers away, requesting that they be used as bumper-stickers, not book-marks. Of course, … Continue reading IT’S NICE TO BE NICE

CRAZY WOMAN

CRAZY WOMAN SISSEL W ROBERTSON The first time I crossed the Atlantic Ocean, I was an embryo. I was conceived in Detroit and born in Oslo, Norway on Pentecost Sunday, 1952. My mother hemorrhaged and needed a blood transfusion. I had to keep her company in the hospital for a whole month.  I was cute, but I … Continue reading CRAZY WOMAN

Crazy Woman’s Office at Fish-Tail Marina, Fort Myers Beach, FLORIDA

Crazy Woman’s Office Fish-Tail Marina, Fort Myers Beach, FLORIDA The plan was to retire on my 100th birthday, 30-plus years from now. On that day, I hope to still have my own teeth and enough cash to avoid racking up finance-charges for my cake. But circumstances I could not prepare for, because I never expected them, … Continue reading Crazy Woman’s Office at Fish-Tail Marina, Fort Myers Beach, FLORIDA

Home at Last

Home at Last It is the past now, but I try to remember everything; the good, the bad and the ordinary – because memories are the sum of our lives. We learn from hard times, supposedly. But such learning gets old and I never signed up for patience! It shouldn’t be necessary. Although I practiced … Continue reading Home at Last

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