Thank you for stopping by ‘my place’. Please come often and hang around to chat.  I am online most of the time, since I work from my own home office.

I would describe myself as a progressive, post-modernist, vegan, gardener who enjoys photography; taken and living in California; thinking and talking about everything and nothing in particular. Born, raised, and educated in Yankee territory; child development specialist.

Having traveled a lot in the past, now I am interested in discovering and writing about the West Coast, and striving not only to live a beautiful life myself but helping others to enjoy the same.

By the way: make sure you have fun today.


The header art is courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, entitled “Sunlight and Shadows The Newbury Marshes” by Martin Johnson Heade, one of the Hudson River painters. I explain my tagline here.

57 Comments on “Welcome”

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  3. As a father who’s dealt with parental alienation and possible Munchausen By Proxy, I can’t help but like child psychologists. I believe we are in Opinionated Man’s Project O together.


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  5. Thank you for stopping by my blog and liking my about me page, I truly appreciate it! 🙂

    “The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.” ~Steve Jobs~


  6. Beth I posted this on your article as well. Thanks for taking part in Project O!

    Beth thank you again for taking part in Project O! I hope you enjoyed it and still are as much as I appreciated watching bonds form. I hope to share this data in some fashion in the near future. Thanks again for taking part! -OM


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  8. Thank you for the follow, Beth. I stumbled upon your blog via a search for peoples’ reaction to Robin William’s death. I appreciate your “voice” and what you write.

    It’s only today that I’m starting to recover from the blow. Which, as I read that back sounds surreal, considering I was so very far removed from the man.

    Or was I? I think we (humans and everything else in the universe) are so intricately connected that we don’t realize it.


    • Thank you as well, Maggie. I identify with what you are saying completely. I was surprised at my reaction — and regretted that I hadn’t ever written to him to tell him how much I thought of him as a human being, in addition to be a gift artist. Sigh! Life goes on. I hope I don’t miss my next opportunity to express appreciation of someone who deserves and needs it. I appreciate your following this blog, reading and commenting!


  9. Hi there 🙂
    You are a combination of two topics I’m passionate about, children ( as you being a child psychologist and all) and California. I’ve only been to Cali twice but I adore what I’ve seen so far. Children on the other hand, on well, I have 7 of them, so there!
    As you said, nothing wrong with putting the best foot forward now 🙂 Lovely pic by the way. Thanks for coming by my place, I shall be visiting frequently, I like the feel here.


    • How kind of you, Dotta! Welcome, now and all the time. 🙂 You can always come here and share your thoughts. By the way, you are a psychologist too with 7 children. How blessed you are!! 😀


  10. Thank you for sharing your story. I think that you might like my post on Christmas In The 50s, along with its comments. Please have a blessed day.


  11. Here’s a message from Türkiye to say “thank you”. I appreciate your recent ‘follow’, knowing how many interesting and entertaining blogs there are out there.

    Blogging since June 2013, my little corner of the world tries to offer an eclectic smattering of posts, from basic amateur photography, to sharing my travel adventures over the decades, as well as day-to-day happenings here on our fruit farm in southern Turkey. I also throw in a few of my observations on life and lighter-hearted stuff for good measure.

    You are more than welcome to have a look around, stay a while and have a trawl through my collection. There are plenty of categories within the drop-down menus to help in said digging process. Of course, if you have any comments, suggestions or concerns, feel free to let me know – I’m not easily offended 🙂

    Hope you have a great day…



  12. Thanks for the espresso and ginger cookies! Stop over at my corner at your leisure… I serve cappuccino or espresso and biscott’ or cornetto. (There’s an Italian theme…can’t shake it loose.)

    🙂 Ciao!


  13. It’s always great to go onto WordPress and walk a mile in someone else’s shoes, get their opinions on stuff (like the Common Core 🙂 )

    It was great reading about your adventures. I hope you enjoyed your time reading my blog, and I really appreciate the time you took out of your day to read it.

    Have a great weekend!


  14. Hi!
    Are you aware that we have the same theme? I haven’t seen anyone else who has it. Cool! Thank you so much for following my blog Reflections this weekend. Welcome!


  15. Let me tell YOU that I had fun today.
    You know why.
    Because I visited your Blog.
    Those pics, what all you have shown in the Posts are Marvelous.
    Are they all from the Planet Earth!!!
    Good Going!!!!!
    See You Soon AGAIN!

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