Mnemosyne & Me
Less is more… more or less. 
With no air conditioning, I find myself complaining more about this heat spell. The more I complain, the less pleased I am with my attitude. 
These extremely hot temps pose hardship for “our” homeless, the elderly or disabled. This is especially alarming for those who suffer from medical conditions such as diabetes or high blood pressure, or for those who take medications that cause sensitivity to the hot sun.
Be the Eyes And Ears of this community!
If a person in need approaches you or you observe someone needing help, and you believe this may be a medical or safety emergency, please contact 911 immediately.
Passed Out or Suffering from the Heat and Sun? 
People can become dehydrated rapidly in extremely hot weather and anyone “passed out,” lying in the sun or badly sunburned is medically at risk. 
Water, Water Everywhere 
Many homeless people do not have ready access to water. It is both compassionate and helpful to offer bottled water in addition to sunscreen or hats for sun protection. 
Suggesting moving into shaded areas may also help someone with sun or heat exposure.
Have a heart.

Less is more… more or less. 

With no air conditioning, I find myself complaining more about this heat spell. The more I complain, the less pleased I am with my attitude. 

These extremely hot temps pose hardship for “our” homeless, the elderly or disabled. This is especially alarming for those who suffer from medical conditions such as diabetes or high blood pressure, or for those who take medications that cause sensitivity to the hot sun.

Be the Eyes And Ears of this community!

If a person in need approaches you or you observe someone needing help, and you believe this may be a medical or safety emergency, please contact 911 immediately.

Passed Out or Suffering from the Heat and Sun? 

People can become dehydrated rapidly in extremely hot weather and anyone “passed out,” lying in the sun or badly sunburned is medically at risk. 

Water, Water Everywhere 

Many homeless people do not have ready access to water. It is both compassionate and helpful to offer bottled water in addition to sunscreen or hats for sun protection. 

Suggesting moving into shaded areas may also help someone with sun or heat exposure.

Have a heart.

Beauty in the unexpected. Light, shadows, mystery.

May 2014
California lawmakers are preparing to “modernize” the family. 
A new bill, passed by the state assembly a few weeks ago, allowing
men and/or women to choose whether they want to identify 
themselves as “father,” “mother,” or just “parent” 
on a child’s birth certificate. 
The bill is currently on its way to the state Senate. 

May 2014

California lawmakers are preparing to “modernize” the family.

A new bill, passed by the state assembly a few weeks ago, allowing

men and/or women to choose whether they want to identify

themselves as “father,” “mother,” or just “parent”

on a child’s birth certificate.

The bill is currently on its way to the state Senate. 

my heart does break
as laureate aches
her illness will not silence
write from the heart
a message does spark 
conquer with keen definace

my heart does break

as laureate aches

her illness will not silence

write from the heart

a message does spark 

conquer with keen definace

cmashoc:

Roasted Chile & Corn Soup with Farmer’s Cheese
Christmas Present: Williams-Sonoma SOUP of the DAY 365 Recipes for Every Day of the Year
Immersion Blender brings this creamy soup to life!

cmashoc:

Roasted Chile & Corn Soup with Farmer’s Cheese

Christmas Present: Williams-Sonoma SOUP of the DAY 365 Recipes for Every Day of the Year

Immersion Blender brings this creamy soup to life!

Roasted Chile & Corn Soup with Farmer’s Cheese
Christmas Present: Williams-Sonoma SOUP of the DAY 365 Recipes for Every Day of the Year
Immersion Blender brings this creamy soup to life!

Roasted Chile & Corn Soup with Farmer’s Cheese

Christmas Present: Williams-Sonoma SOUP of the DAY 365 Recipes for Every Day of the Year

Immersion Blender brings this creamy soup to life!

A winter solstice miracle!

A winter solstice miracle!

This could be your miracle of the day. It is mine. Honesty, advice, inspiration in a world of ENTITLEMENT. 

While quite saddened by the removal and loss of our Apricot tree to a deadly disease and bracket conk fungus, this opened my eyes to a view with endless possibilities!

While quite saddened by the removal and loss of our Apricot tree to a deadly disease and bracket conk fungus, this opened my eyes to a view with endless possibilities!

A bird in the bush signals an available parking space. ~ Christmas shopping, The Lab December 2013

A bird in the bush signals an available parking space. ~ Christmas shopping, The Lab December 2013