Tuesday, April 30, 2019

The View From Here When The Sun Is Shining

It's not that I have so little to say currently, it's that there is so much to say that I haven't been able figure out how to say it.

Today I do want to say that if my mother, Josephine (Jo), were still alive, she would be 103 years old today.  Here is a photo of her at age 19 in 1935 at a gathering of family and friends at Little Bird Lake in Minnesota.  Her mother died at home in 1936 of cancer.  By 1937, her father, her brother, her sister-in-law, and her 3-year-old niece had left Minnesota for a new life in Southern California.  Until she was 50 years old, my mother wrote poetry and short stories.  She let go of her dream of being a writer in 1966 and turned her creative energy to the visual arts. 

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Si, Se Puede!

This tribute is from 2013:

Today, Tuesday, April 23, marks 26 years since Cesar Chavez passed. We're sure that you, like all of us, deeply miss his presence. The best way to remember him is to recommit ourselves to what he dedicated his life to:  Bringing a measure of justice to farm workers. (from ufw.org)

Thursday, April 11, 2019


Too much to process has kept me from posting much at 37th Dream in the past weeks.  Our blogging community is never far from my mind.

I don't listen to music constantly as I once did or even very often and am grateful for a local young friend who told me that "Real" is one of her favorite songs.

Music and lyrics written by my dear friend, Deven, after her husband's death from ALS in 1990: