Actors are not gods

Why do people faithfully follow the teachings, rantings and recommendations of Hollywood actors as if they held the secrets to ultimate happiness? Or that they are somehow, magically better informed and more knowledgeable than the rest of us by virtue of the fact that they loom large on our TV screens, sometimes uninvited. What has happened to individual decision-making? What did people do before there was the internet – a closed system whose negative impact is exacerbated by society media where we are increasingly surrounding ourselves only with people who echo us.

Why have we stopped trying to understand the whole picture? I fear we are headed to extreme polarization. The result of which I can only guess.

Putting on a Show

I’m in the throes of getting ready for my first art show. I must write an Artist’s Statement or provide a résumé . Since 80% of my schooling and first career had nothing to do with making art I don’t think a résumé is the best approach. But I’m still struggling with the idea that I’m an artist. I must organize my thoughts to understand why I paint. Too much thinking….


Did you know that you don’t need a breadmaker or an oven? I’ve been making friends with my mother-in-law’s former crockpot. Over the past few days I’ve made French Onion soup, meatloaf and today I made a loaf of Sourdough bread. Yummy, though I don’t think it goes too well with my diet plan.

What is your earliest memory? Describe it in

My earliest memory is of a brand new house in strange city, not that I knew any of that then. I raced around and around the house through the plaid kitchen down the long hallway into the living room round the corner to the dining room then back through the swinging door to the kitchen, thwack!