Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Time Together

It's always really special to spend some one on one time with just one child. Mine are all adults now, each living in a  different city. Such time gets harder to find as they are about the business of building careers and relationships with others. So when the opportunity to visit Nick in Huntington Beach presented itself, I was excited.

Nick was a wonderful planner. We ate in, we ate out. Nick cooked. I did not. We walked the neighborhood a bit. We spent the day at the beach. He treated for lunch :) at Fred's Mexican Cafe (Yummo!) and bought tickets for a play by a local theater group. What a special weekend. The best was just being with him chatting it up.

I wasn't thoughtful enough to get anyone to capture a pic of Nick and I or just Nick  So these will have to do.

For your beach fix:

Monday, April 28, 2014

The Ac-Cord War

Do you have a station that resembles this? Or more than one of them?

There's the I-phone fighting with the I-pad for a plug-in and the Bose and the laptop and the house phone and the Garmin and the camera batteries and the STOP!

Are we here yet?

Heard on the street...well not really.
  • Man will atrophy all his limbs but the push-button finger.                                                     Frank Lloyd Wright
  • Technology… the knack of so arranging the world that we don't have to experience it.         Max Frisch
  • Men have become the tools of their tools.                                                                                 Henry David Thoreau

Just saying...

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Hope and the Humana

I play golf here. For a long time they have sponsored a golf tournament. It used to be called The Bob Hope Classic. It's been taken over by Bill Clinton's foundation The Humana. So now they call it The Humana. Wouldn't Hope and Humana have been good or Hope for Humana or Humana and Hope. With a name like Hope there are so many possibilities. I wonder why they dropped the best part. Maybe the young people don't know who Bob Hope was. Such a travesty.

That's me standing in front of the Humana sign. I asked a bystander to snap the pic. I have no pride. LOL

There remain elements of Bob Hope such as his golf cart. Isn't that priceless.

There were a lot of his saying posted as well. Here are a few of my favorites:

 "Arnold Palmer told me how I could cut eight strokes off my score. Skip one of the Par 3's."



You gotta love the humor but if that's not enough then try the view.

It just doesn't get any better.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Nine Reasons Why I Play Golf

There are really more but here goes...

  • beautiful sunsets
  • becoming acquainted with the elbow trees, the basis of She Art
  • sharing the tee box with Rams and watching them hoof it up the rocks so easily
  • pausing to notice a tree framing an egret
  • sharing the day with friends
  • perfectly coiffed landscapes
  • reflections in the water hazards
  • a desert landscape
  • getting more than the days allotment of water
Did you notice none of them had to do with swing, distance, putting, scores or handicap!


Sunday, April 13, 2014

How Great Thou art

brought to you by the Piano guys at Iquazu Falls. For me, there is nothing better than listening to this rich, beautiful music on this equally gorgeous morning. Enjoy! Yes, please enjoy!