Aaaaarrrrgh! And OY ! (No, no, not what you think.....this is good news). I have digested all your comments and just realized that I seem to have left you precious folk wringing your hands over Lo's pitiful plight and not only is that NOT what I intended ........(I was sort of creating an excuse for myself for not blogging) but it is also last week's news. Not that everything has suddenly turned rosy....in fact I continue to be deluged with sad reports from hither and yon, but my own bleak despondency seems to have lifted and I am just coping with whatever comes along pretty well right now. I have measured my own sack of troubles against those of some others and realize that I am really very damned lucky. While I am dreadfully sad about what my friends are having to go through, my own spirits are actually OK and I have great hopes for me. I promise I will blog again soon and may even say something funny. Thanks, darlings for hangin' in with me. Be of good cheer. As I have said oft before.....more later.
Maverick of a weird, but wonderful family. Have managed to stay alive for an astounding 86+ years kept alive by a passionate interest in many things and a sense of humor.
Have led 2 or 3 separate lives,the first 40 years as a starving artist, ceramist, and graphic designer. At age 40 a matchbook cover that said "Be A Computer Programmer" inspired me to go back to school and emerge as a binary fanatic. Loved my work, had a wonderful 20 year career as programmer and trouble shooter. At the same time I had the chance to meet, befriend and marry Jazz Cornetist Pete Daily,an idol of my youth, whom I had worshipped in my young life. Lost him to cancer after 11 wonderful (and sometimes awful) years. Retired in 1989 and had 20 years of fantastic travel adventures all over the world. Now I crochet afghans, tend my garden, my 3 cats, the neighborhood birds and squirrels, a flock of voracious hummingbirds and assorted wildlife like possums and raccoon families who come nightly to my Porch Buffet. A great life, and it ain't over yet !....(after all, I have just discovered Blogging....)