Posted in June 2016

Getting dressed for the Olympics

Because I have Brazilian Ancestry, I thought I would get ready for the Summer Olympics in Rio, Brazil. Gifts have arrived today from my cousin, Henry Anthony Tony Stratton who went to Brazil recently, and from my cousins Myrna Deirdre Duarte and Jane Duarte, who live in Joao Pessoa Brazil. The necklaces and earrings are muito colorful e … Continue reading

ABOUT Painting

Return to American Gothic Schizoaffective Disorder and Bipolar Disorder   Here is a painting I did, I call it ‘Return to ‘American Gothic.’ It is such a joy to paint. Everyday that I paint I learn something new. I am going through a big change in my life, and I am growing wiser and more … Continue reading

A Father’s Day Salute

Bless the fathers who are sincere to their wives and who are dedicated to their families. Who go above and beyond their beckon call and enlist in the service to fight a war to save our lives. Who stand up for civil rights and equality for women. And the fathers that seek mental health and … Continue reading

Father’s Day 2016

Celebrating Father’s Day, this Sunday with the man I love and his daughter, Becky. The best part of my life is having an emotional support of 40 years with my husband, Joe. This photo is Joe when he was a Junior  at Orange High School in 1962.

A Tragic Day

What a tragic thing it is to live in a world of revenge and violence, as we have seen displayed at the Pulse Night Club in Orlando, Florida, today. When a gay man or lesbian or transgender can’t go to a night club and socialize without their lives being threatened. To my brother, Doug, on … Continue reading

‘Stellar’s Jay’

In the plant and bird kingdom of our fair weathered-feathered friends, we see instinct and adaptation, unfolding in beauty and harmony. Within the human kingdom we also see adaptation and intuition. The unfolding lifts us up and takes us on to the right direction. In the wee hours of the morning where I pitched my … Continue reading

Birthday weekend for Kylie-Oaks Park

This weekend, Todd Werner, his kids, Joe, and I celebrated Kylie’s Fifth birthday. We went to Oaks Amusement Park and rode the rides. Even though, I had a hard time stepping into the ‘Balloon’ ride, it left me laughing giddily, spinning around, as Todd took the wheel. ‘Grampa’ Joe found a place in the shade … Continue reading