Author: lifegetsbetter

Formally retired but many new activites, especially travel, graduate teaching in special education, volunteer activites in community.

Sludge

via Daily Prompt: Sludge The media take “pen” in hand, hold camera to eye, adjust to a sense of the new reality each morning and attempt to dog-paddle through the sludge passing for current events of the day. In years past it was noble to expose sleaze and rottenness, not just wallow in the ooze…

Particular

via Daily Prompt: Particular Growing up in an emotionally chaotic environment pushes many otherwise healthy children to develop coping skills, keeping the fears of adult explosive displays of temper boxed in a cylinder rolling through their lives but moving past as a fall leaf tumbling along the sidewalk.  The path is available to walk leaving…

Life with a Dog

“The dog is the perfect portrait subject.  He doesn’t pose.  He isn’t aware of the camera.” Patrick Demarchelier The adorable pulchritude of a furry golden retriever regally relaxed in the chair, knowingly staring into the lens with an air of passionate sincerity, ears forward, gazing innocently with coal-black pools of endearment. In the fullness of…

Off They Go

Today is the beginning of a special adventure for many kindergarteners.  And, for over 62 years, it has not changed.  This is the booklet my parents saved from my first year in public school.  Entitled “A Handbook for Parents of Beginning Pupils” and includes advice for families to assist in adjusting to “the first lap…

Visiting in Venice Beach

Spending time with the grandson in Venice Beach is such a treat, nothing like running and engaging with a nineteen month old.  He does a lot of the running and we do a lot of watching and responding to “up!” By far the most intriguing sights of the visit include the human scenery.  Sitting at…