Tag Archives: #covid19

Rona2: Wall of Moms

I have so much to say about my disappointment in our government. I don’t recognize my country.  No one works together to ward the common good. The last showdowns with the feds were with the Wall of Moms and the … Continue reading

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Rona2: Rancho Gordo Flageolet Beans

Flageolet is another sweet-smelling bean right out of the bag — smells of the earth and it smells GREEN… Flageolet pushed me back a decade to when I had the time to make my own chicken stock from leftover bones, … Continue reading

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Rona2: Wildlife

Blackberries along the back fence attract birds and so, this year, we finally began feeding the birds on the roof of our building’s loading dock. A wide variety of seed and peanuts and corn means a wide variety of bird … Continue reading

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Rona2: Rancho Gordo Santa Marie Pinquitos

Bored with talk of beans yet? Oh well. because I have lots more beany things to explore! These beans smelled like fresh grass when I opened the bag. Now I am smelling ALL my bags — but so far none … Continue reading

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Rona2: Anniversary Gift of Masks

Between the pandemic, working long hours, and the protests I have had no time for posting.  I continued to make marks late at night. Our anniversary in May was quiet and we slept, ate, and binge watched the Good Karma … Continue reading

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Rona2: New Moon

My creativity comes and goes… My sleeplessness comes and goes. Stess over pandemic and government’s handling of it, economics, and as usual now, politics. My New Moon was a mistake. Reached for the wrong black ink and then had to … Continue reading

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Rona2: Rancho Gordo Best Cassoulet Beans

This a redo and making-it-better of my Rancho Gordo Cassoulet Beans. I nearly cried when we finished this batch! Doubled my 4 pieces bacon to 1/2 package, so almost double. A bit more Chipotle — but then we love things smokey … Continue reading

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Rona2: A Change

I’ve been a mostly one-journal gurl for awhile now, but with all the writing I am doing during this pandemic, I decided to go back to two journals.  It is an attempt to save money — the Hahnemühle Nostalgie Sketchbook … Continue reading

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In Support

Like others my age, I lived through early modern lynchings. For me the awareness of it started when I went to college. There, black RA’s told us what the university was not telling us, because mine wanted to keep us … Continue reading

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Rona on Grey, Full Moon Gratitude

Full Moon the other night. I found such comfort in her beautiful brightness. I’ve been seeing the positive changes.  1)  Mitchell and I have both had increasing arthritic issues, and kept talking about going on a cleansing diet but oatmeal … Continue reading

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Rona on Grey, Family

This is not a commentary on the Buddha or Buddhism, which is very much a positive force in my life.  I can’t publish the written parts that go with it… It is very much a personal statement and involves family … Continue reading

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Rona on Grey, Morning Ritual

Rona changed our morning ritual. Really, she’s changed so many things on subtle levels, and they are now becoming real as we move into them. Finally got to weeping. After a month of putting out fires, dealing with clients and … Continue reading

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Lojong 52: Misinterpretation

I’ve studied through the slogans a dozen times in my life; these are my musings on the slogan currently, what comes up on the day that I am posting the slogan, not a formal interpretation. For that reason they are … Continue reading

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