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WRANGLER 1ST CLASS


My definition of “wrangler” was of a person who took care of horses, or of a new pair of blue jeans. That was until I met Jules Sylvester, a 6’6″ animal trainer and herpetologist who works in both movies and television. Since then I have found that movies who have any animal have wranglers to […]

LIFE IS A JOURNEY


Road Leading Nowhere Far From Somewhere Road Leading Somewhere Grow old along with me,The best is yet to be. The last of life for which the first has saved. Robert Browning watercolor paintings by kayti sweetland Rasmussen Dr. Advice and Panda Paintings like the words in our stories have a strong basis in fact. A […]

THE ART OF PREDICTION


“King Sunny” by Jacques Dorier, Resin and washi papers We humans are big on prediction; the end of the world, the outcome of a horse race, how much junk food we can eat at one sitting. Nostradamus may have been one of the first to earn his living predicting things, but how often was he […]

BLIND AS A BAT AND TOOTHLESS TO BOOT


“What The Hell!” original multi-media figure by kayti sweetland Rasmussen There is something viral about the Heathrow airport in London. For the third time the minute my feet found the restroom after landing, my teeth fell out. I can’t read a word on the map without my reading glasses. I know we will find our […]

DEAR MRS. JAQUISH


Dear Mrs. Jaquish, I don’t know if this is the way your name was spelled when I knew you. It’s how it sounded to me anyhow. This is a note to apologize for all the rotten things we rowdy kids did to you so long ago before we knew better. We children were not good […]

BOY WITH A COOKIE


Standing in the sunlit garden, this small last progeny, munches happily on his giant chocolate chip cookie, bright beams of radiance bouncing off hair in pleasant need of a barber. Who has not stood barefoot, awaiting his turn for a shower from the garden hose, then bolting quickly through the icy cold spray, thinking to […]

HOME


Old Rasmussen Farm, Dublin, CA. We spend a large part of our lives trying to find our way home. The trouble is we don’t have the aptitude for it that cats do. Taken in that context, what is Home? It is not just a shelter with roof and four walls. It’s the place we feel […]