Seen Any Good Movies Lately?

Seen any good movies lately?  Now, that’s a frequently asked question here at the shop.  Well, yes.  As a matter of fact I have. “Game of Thrones”  wouldn’t officially be classified as a movie though.  It’s a long-running TV series — the best one HBO has, if you ask me.  Let me tell you a …

BeachAlert File #1

Once upon a time there was a beautiful beach in Southern California.  It had pretty little houses lined up along the strand.  They cost a million dollars.  Let’s live here when we grow up, okay? Then we could take a walk on the beach every day.  We would see things like runners and walkers, skaters …

Introduction to the BeachAlert Files

I’ve been promising to archive my BeachAlert files for what seems like a very long time to me.  Now I’m finally getting around to it. About ten years ago, BeachAlert was an occasional ezine I’d publish on an irregular basis after my almost-daily walks on the beach. I’d heard about negative ions and how they …

A Woman’s Prerogative…

“A woman’s prerogative is to change her mind,” right? Well, based on an idea that came to me in the middle of the night — we women do that, you know.  Change our minds, I mean.  Remember the children’s story Madeline, where in the middle of the night Mrs. Clavel turned on the light and …

Holy Moley! I’m Blogging!

So this is a blog — where you can tell people everything they always wanted to know about you (and some things they didn’t). So I’m just sitting here cackling to myself, as I try to figure out where the balance is between transparency and mystery.  Doesn’t a woman need both?  Good thing I’m a …