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Money without love

11 May 2023 7 minute read 0 comments Diomedes

  This isn't a part of my novel but a scene from my autobiography which I skipped over publishing months ago. But it came back to me a few days ago as I used the setting of Bohemian Grove in the novel and remembered visiting a restaurant just outside...

Cold Mountain

29 Apr 2023 6 minute read 0 comments Diomedes

    Sanita’s ever-changing hairstyles. Our move to Upper Lake, or rather a large and brand new A-frame on a wooded hillside ten miles up a winding dirt road, in the middle of nowhere, with not another house in sight and our nearest neighbor five mil...

Upper Lake

28 Apr 2023 6 minute read 0 comments Diomedes

    At a party at Ted’s warehouse in August 1987 and where I ran into ‘A’ again. At the warehouse where Ted Falcony lived, the guitarist for the band ‘Flipper’ I ran into my old partner 'A', not seen in a year. Ted was my friend now and invited us o...


27 Apr 2023 7 minute read 0 comments Diomedes

  Hiram We did have two other occasional visitors, my old friends. The first, Chuck, now living in Santa Cruz, would drop by at rare times and his visits would usually last about five minutes, because he was always in a miserable mood, complaining a...

Santa Cruz

26 Apr 2023 5 minute read 0 comments Diomedes

  Santa Cruz The joy of motherhood. Pregnancy and reading “ Jan 15th Thursday 2 a.m. We’ve been in S.C. now one week, looking for a lodging from a motel room. Arrived last Wednesday eve., high and frantic, having left Berkeley in our mobile home, a...


26 Apr 2023 4 minute read 0 comments Diomedes

  Monte Carlo When the weather turned nasty in early December, we took a train to Nice where it was like summer again, the days beach worthy. We met a British couple our age and in love just like us so we spent time with them, one evening going to t...


25 Apr 2023 5 minute read 0 comments Diomedes

  A park in Paris These two months were our honeymoon, the happiest days of our relationship. One night Sanita matched me glass for glass at dinner. This was unusual for her, (usually drinking one glass of wine to my six). She told me it had somethi...


24 Apr 2023 6 minute read 0 comments Diomedes

    One of the two pictures Sanita took on our three month trip to Europe. Flying into Paris we asked a taxi driver for a hotel. He took us to a rather expensive one near the Louvre. It was morning and they had no rooms till later and told us to jus...

A Trip East

23 Apr 2023 5 minute read 0 comments Diomedes

    Sanita And I and Amaris, with her usual pensive face. But back to my story. In August I took Sanita, Norma and the kids on a real vacation, a two-week trip East, three weeks for Norma and her children. She’d never had the money for any vacation...

The Pendulum swing of Life

22 Apr 2023 6 minute read 0 comments Diomedes

    Alfred North Whitehead I should preface this sudden change in my life by noting that my journals themselves reflect the shift. I settled down. My wildest days were over and adventures became rarer, so my old notebooks slowly took on a more sedat...