Posted in August 2015

Grandma Strikes again

Rockaway Beach revisited. For a routine vacation this time of year, we go camping at Rockaway Beach in Oregon. At the campsite, Kayla, left, Kylie, right and I, filled plastic bottles with colored sand, read books, did the skit, ‘There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed the Fly’,  and played hopscotch with pictures we drew of rain, clouds, … Continue reading

Pages in life to be thankful for

A message to everyone on my facebook, twitter, Linkedin and those who visit my website artsandwritingbysherry.com. I would like to let you know that I will be away for awhile taking care of family matters. Thank you for all of your visits. I enjoy blogging with you and your input. I love your stories. In appreciation for all that you do. Take care, until then, Sherry  

A Memoir by Mitzi Asai Loftus

I was fortunate to attend my Japanese American friend and author, Mitzi Asai Loftus’s lecture about her experiences at an Internment Camp that she was put in during World War II.  She talked at the Humanist Event in Portland, Oregon, this Sunday. Mitzi told a story of the tragedy of her family being discriminated against during those dark and difficult years … Continue reading

Traveling in my mind with friends

What a great experience I had at Larry Miller’s- my RHS 67′ classmate and his husband Jay’s today. I met Alice Savage Gardner and Steve Totman there at Larry and Jay’s BBQ. Steve and his wife, Anita went to Europe recently and discovered the beauty of Barcelona in the La Sagrada Familia- Temple by Gaudi- and the … Continue reading

Smoke in Ashland

“The marigold, that goes to bed wi’ the sun, And with him rises weeping.” A Shakespeare quote- The Winter’s Tale. Please send positive energy and prayers to my friends and family in Ashland. The smoke there has elevated from moderate to unhealthy. I feel so sad for the people in California and Oregon and in … Continue reading

Sisterly Love

Nothing better than spending time with my half-sister, Shauna. We met at Elephants yesterday before she took her big trip to Provo. I will miss her. In the photo- Shauna , left, me, right.

MY ARTICLES What makes a criminal

Crime and mental illness writing by Sherry Joiner Schizoaffective   I wrote an essay-    What makes a criminal want to be a criminal? Imagine yourself sitting in a movie theater chair with a tall bucket of butter popcorn and big cup of ice-cold Coca Cola, maybe stealing a nacho or two with your sister … Continue reading

Swinging with a Large Zucchini

My husband’s green thumb never ceases to amaze me. His talent for growing large zucchinis, like this one, would be a great asset to a baseball team this year. Batter up! Me and my bat in the photo. Continue to have a beautiful summer. Sherry