Fire. My favorite element. I'm a Geek and if there is a Spellcaster in the game I'm playing, I will choose Fire as my element time and time again. It's powerful -- leaving only traces of it's target. It's final. Permanent. There is no going back. An article written by the Smithsonian last year states… Continue reading Heated


Joe Fox (Tom Hanks): It wasn't...personal. Kathleen Kelly(Meg Ryan): What is that supposed to mean? I am so sick of that. All that means is that it wasn't personal to *you*. But, it was personal to me. It's *personal* to a lot of people. And what's so wrong with being personal, anyway? Joe: Uh, nothing.… Continue reading Personal


It's fascinating. At least for me. The "it" being how occasionally the images I create reflect my state of being unintentionally. It started several years back when I dreamt I was being coddled by thorny vines. The dream was so strong that I tried to recreate it in a Second Life image. I did well.… Continue reading Mourn

It Is Time

Halloween. Samhain. Dia de los Muertos. However you celebrate your last day of October is puurfectly alright with me. You, see... I love the things that supposedly go bump in the night because I'm one of them. Good, clean, honest and down to earth startling of an unsuspecting individual gets my blood to pumping. When… Continue reading It Is Time


A very sad word, If is. It's sometimes filled with regret... If only I'd been a better daughter. If only she would smile at me. If he only knew... A very sad word, indeed. I've been rather melancholy as of late and If has cropped up many times during my journeys down memory lane. I… Continue reading If

Paper, ROCK, Scissors

Roshambo. Another name for the decision making free hand game mostly known as Paper, Rock, Scissors or some other form of the three words. You know the rules: Paper covers Rock. Rock blunts Scissors. Scissors cut Paper. Now, indulge me for a moment... What if Paper represented Cancer and what if Rock stood in the… Continue reading Paper, ROCK, Scissors

Rubik Rights

Defeated. I guess that's the only way to describe my position when it comes to solving what won the 1980 German Game of the Year for Best Puzzle....Rubik's Cube. I gave up years ago twisting and turning each of those six faces covered by nine stickers (current models have colored plastic panels for longevity). However, the Cube… Continue reading Rubik Rights

Livie Lively

I Want To Live! A 1958 movie my Pops introduced me to as a girl. It's a true story based on Barbara Graham, a habitual criminal who fights to survive after convicted of murder and sentenced to execution. Me, being at an impressionable age, I Want To Live had a profound effect on me. I wanted to… Continue reading Livie Lively

Claws Before Paws

I love what I've become. Every inch of me. As of right now, there isn't a single thing I would change or anyone I would allow to change me.... NOT! Along comes Wicca's Wardrobe who totally and I mean totally blows my paws off. She's shaken my resolve, so it's time we have a one… Continue reading Claws Before Paws

Nothing Filthy About Being Rich

Dubai. The largest and most populous city in the United Arab Emirates. Being the business hub for the Middle East, Dubai has attracted world attention through large construction projects, it's extremely low crime rate and harboring the second most expensive hotel rooms in the world. Stunning. Powerful. Beacon for Success. This is Dubai. However, move over global city because this… Continue reading Nothing Filthy About Being Rich