Another gold digger? And striking gold

three_sites_10Denise was ready to give up on Dating.

She started with Plenty of Fish – traweled around for a couple of months – got the courage up to meet several men for coffee and quickly realized each man was a creative writer and looked nothing like his photo and had exaggerated about his life.

“Handsome Bob” was not divorced yet – was still living with his wife – in separate bedrooms. Next! “Your Dream Come True” – never married, 44, was not an author or a painter – he was unemployed and looking for a Sugar Mommy.  “Kiss Me Today” was not “tall, dark and handsome” as he suggested, twice, in his profile. He was 5’5 just like her,  and shared that he was on a diet…he had a “thing” for discovering the Very  Best donuts in San Francsico and had “put on a few lbs.” Adios!

After a short hiatus,  an acquaintance told Denise to try The woman explained,  “You meet a different cleintele.” Withinin minutes of scouring the site she knew it was a scam and a farce. The poorly written  web pages made her cringe. Gold Digger was written all over the sophomoric site.


Desperate, Frustrated and Curious

Minutes before she was going to reach out a hire a Matchmaker, something urged her to do a quick  look at the Yelp reviews for local Matchmakers. The reviews made her stop in her tracks. She was so grateful to get “the real story” and  taken aback by the multitude of 1-star ratings and warnings.

Threee months later, on a whim, Denise went to a class reunion with three of her best college friends. She was the only one divorced  and her friends said they would find her a “Date for Life.” In the buffet line, Denise stood behind a guy she had taken Speech Class with Frosh year. He was memorable because during his speech on how to Swing a Golf Club, he had broken a window. Class erupted in laughter and was dismissed. She tapped him on the shoulder and said, “I remember you: Fore!” George laughed and got the reference immediately. They sat together at dinner….and at breakfast the next morning. And the next morning, too.

And so it began.







California Dreaming…

“I think that I shall never see a poem as lovely as a tree…”


“Having made these noble trees an especial study during the past year, I approach them always, I may say, with reverence.

As giants and patriarchs of the forest they stand alone. Nowhere throughout the world can be found living trees that are more majestic and inspiring….

It is a pleasure to linger in the redwoods to contemplate their greatness….

The trees are grand without being oppressive; noble but not arrogant; lords of the soil that do not impoverish the land. ”

F.H. Clark “Forestry; Redwoods,”

Annual Report of the State Board of Horticulture of the State of California, for 1891

To Err is Human – to lie is bad…really bad

The King was in the Counting House counting all the Rubles..


Sing a song of six guys

A pocket full of wry…

Four and twenty senators
Involved in a scheme.

When the scheme was opened
The News Anchors  began to sing;
Wasn’t that a Gotcha dish,
To set before the king!

The king was at the Golf Course
Counting all his Rubles
The queen was in the parlour,
Eating Blini, Pelmeni and Knish

The aid was in the garden,
Whiting out and deleting  files, documents, secret papers

When down came an FBI undercover whirlly bird
And pecked off the news.

Real News, Actual Factual, Authenticated, UnBiased, Professional News



Meeting Planners! White House is hiring


#45  Put a Meeting Planner in Charge of Both

 New York and New Jersey’s Billions of Dollar Budget

Housing Programs.

This is not Fake News.

No Experience Required

According to New York Magazine, the most recent hire is said to be  very qualified for a job overseeing Billions of Taxpayer Dollars because she planned Eric Trump’s wedding.

 In addition, she worked at some of Eric’s infamous ‘Celebrity’ Golf Tournaments. Uh oh…Eric’s nefarious Charity Golf Scams are under pretty intencse scrutiny by the US Government. ( The Real Government)


“All you need is a tiny bit of experience.”


Anderson Valley: The Other Wine Country

Northern California: The Other Wine Country

Laurel Grove loves...


Good Morning, Anderson Valley!

Nothing could be more sublime that waking up at High Rock Ranch in

Northern California. 

photo_1865_20060811Travel north from San Francisco – pass by Marin County, and Santa Rosa and turn left at Cloverdale. Take Hwy 128.

The Ranch and Vineyards are located just beyond the tiny town of Yorkville and just before Boonville.


Check out the VRBO Site for


“When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love”    

Marcus Aurelius


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