Photography

The Blue Muse
Flowers and flutterbys in photos: Happy Spring, people!

Mar 20, 2014
Flowers and flutterbys in photos: Happy Spring, people!

It's been a difficult day in a difficult series of weeks and months, but with joy and gratitude I realized a new season is upon us. My favorite season, in fact: Spring.Although I recognize that dear friends in the East may be seeing only meager signs o...

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Sacramento Magazine
March of Dimes FDR Award

Mar 20, 2014

Presented to California Department of Public Health Director Dr. Ron Chapman

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The Blue Muse
Saying farewell to the Boeing Stearman

Mar 18, 2014
Saying farewell to the Boeing Stearman

1943 Boeing Stearman N2S-5 On an unusually warm February afternoon, I climbed in the big yellow biplane for the last time.I admit, tears stung my eyes more than once during the 30 minute flight as I said goodbye to the iconic World War II trainer ...

Sacramento Magazine
Sacramento Ballet Glitz and Glamour Gala

Mar 17, 2014


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Alison Toon
William Control, new album “The Neuromancer” out April 4th. And it’s good. Very good.

Mar 15, 2014
William Control, new album “The Neuromancer” out April 4th. And it’s good. Very good.

The WBTBWB show left me feeling a little overdosed on screamo-hard-metal-death-post-whatever-whatever-WHATEVER-the-heck-too-much-screaming-too-little-singing-applecore, and so for the past two weeks I've been listening to more melodic and tuneful vocals: Zucchero's "La Sesión Cubana", the Gipsy King's "Savor Flamenco", I'Octane's beautiful new reggae album "My Journey", and to...

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45 Journal
Almost Spring

Mar 14, 2014
Almost Spring

The spring weather is showing up a little early here, with sunny skies and cheery clouds all week.  Those of you who follow the blog regularly know I have a fondness for red barns.  And in this weather, there was no way I wasn't stopping to p...

BreeHester
The real deal on colonoscopies.

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Mar 14, 2014
The real deal on colonoscopies.

Today I am going somewhere I have never gone before. I am talking about colonoscopies. Yup, brace yourself. March is National Colorectal Cancer month. I have 2 very good friends going through chemo and radiation this week and early detection has been key. They have excellent chances for long and healthy lives because they...

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The Blue Muse
Spring joy in photos

Mar 12, 2014
Spring joy in photos

Blooms from a flowering pear tree, which while beautiful, smells, ahem, indecently musty.If you're like me (and most of the people I know), this week has been challenging on the fatigue front. Why should a one hour time change throw us off so dramatica...

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Sacramento Magazine
River City Food Bank’s Empty Bowls

Mar 12, 2014


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My West Sacramento Photo of the Day
Mercado Loco grocery store now open in West Sacramento

Mercado Loco grocery store now open in West Sacramento

We stopped in to see the new Mercado Loco on West Capitol Avenue yesterday.  The Mexican food store features a great meat market (carniceria), produce aisle and bakery (panaderia).



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