Capitol Roses

Capitol Roses

There is a myth that Vampires like dead dusty roses. THAT is just a myth. We love beautiful vibrant roses and all flowers. Yesterday it was my mom’s birthday. As part of the celebration we strolled around the rose garden in Capitol Park in Sacramento, CA. Just wanted to share a few of my favorites. … Continue reading

Short Story Sunday: House by the Ocean

Short Story Sunday: House by the Ocean

“My parents were sluts, both of them. I’m the last person to throw stones but my dad was sleeping with the Queen, his best friend’s wife, and my mom lied about everything she ever did in her life.” “Don’t be hard on them Galahad. Lancelot might not have been the best father but, well, he … Continue reading

Burning Question #31: Twinkle Twinkle WTF?

Burning Question #31: Twinkle Twinkle WTF?

Fall is here! The scent of pumpkin spice is in the air. Sweater weather is getting started. Halloween is just around the corner. Gourds are weird and wonderful and garnish our tables with colored leaves and mini pumpkins. Little monsters are getting their costumes ready. And we’re all picking out the best candy for our … Continue reading

Allegory of Art and Life and Whatever (and College Students and Vampires)

Allegory of Art and Life and Whatever (and College Students and Vampires)

I couldn’t sleep last night thinking about art. Yesterday I stopped by my brother Val’s office/house downtown. I’ve always loved this large stick style home. He purchased it around 1910 and has done a remarkable job of keeping it up over the years when so many Victorian and Craftsman style homes went into disrepair. Val’s … Continue reading

Vintage Halloween (with Vampires and Wolfhounds)

Vintage Halloween (with Vampires and Wolfhounds)

A large wreath on the front door was made of faded and cracked plastic flowers. You know, those plastic flowers that were sold in the Five and Dime stores in the 1960’s. Faded ribbons and bows hung in odd gray pastel tones. Without even asking I knew Eleora had taken the flowers off of graves … Continue reading

Had You Stayed The Way You Were

Had You Stayed The Way You Were

Had You Stayed The Way You Were Had you stayed the way you were The night would have seemed brighter The day would have seemed longer The stars dimmer _______________ Had you stayed the way you were Another would have loved you As tradition required Married and content Yearning for more _____________________ Had you stayed … Continue reading