31 December 2007

18 December 2007

In memorial: Bill Strauss

Bill Strauss, co-founder of the Capitol Steps, dating back to when he was chief counsel of the Senate subcommittee that put on the first show, passed away this morning.

He was co-author of six books about American generations, playwright of two musicals (MaKiddo, Stopscandal.com), co-founder of the Cappies high school critics and awards program, and dad to four great kids.


16 December 2007

Dan by the Dawn's Early Light

Dan by the Dawn's Early Light
Originally uploaded by WebSphinx.

Dan is absolutely one of the most dedicated of all Baltimore's race volunteers. It's a rare event when he doesn't give his services - and that usually only happens when he's already volunteering at another event that same day!

15 December 2007

Celtic Solstice 2007


The Druids were running

in the Hills of Baltimore!

12 December 2007


My sister Suzy used to be an artist's model, but I couldn't find the sculptor's name who had used her to pose as "Eve".

Well, on Monday, my husband and I went up to New Jersey to deal with Suzy's things that had been placed in storage, and with piles of old letters and bills, and paperwork, I found a postcard from the sculptor's studio, with the sculptor's note (& his name spelled correctly!) on it.

"When I am at my best, I would like to believe that the public can feel my artwork reaching to the depths of their souls, as it comes from mine."
- Michael Shacham

This was my sister, in a different time of her life, before the cancer.

09 December 2007

Selected pics

Sunrise in CB.

And my surprise from Jo in To.

03 December 2007

penguins, penguins everywhere...

penguins, penguins everywhere...
Originally uploaded by goofball12.

There are so many wonderful photographers on Flickr.
I am in AWE.

27 November 2007

Suzy's flight

Suzy's flight
Originally uploaded by WebSphinx.

I miss you, Suzy.
I miss you so much.

25 November 2007

NCR Trail Marathon

No, I did NOT run it.

My current LONG, SLOW distance is 8k/5-miles.

But I borrowed my husband's camera & took photos. (I have had 2 camera melt-downs this year. I am currently the owner of NO working cameras. It is KILLING me.)

This is a terrific event,
and Baltimore Road Runners is a great running club!

When you're getting ready to launch into space, you're sitting on a big explosion waiting to happen.

Sally Ride

23 November 2007

Thanksgiving Dawn

Thanksgiving Dawn
Originally uploaded by WebSphinx.

I arrived at Camp Letts at dawn. What a beautiful Thanksgiving morning for their Turkey Chase 10k!

21 November 2007

trees of autumn

Using an unfamiliar camera...
maybe I'll get the hang of it.

For now...I guess I'll just have to play "artsy"

20 November 2007

Bill is suspicious...

He thinks this "photo shoot" is leading up to trimming his toenails or taking him to the vet.


I'm just trying to show off my new hand-made shawl from Carlene,

and my new Locks-of-Love haircut.

And to show off BILL himself, at the same time, of course.

Bill is suspicious...

He thinks this photo shoot is a tricky way of trimming his toenails or taking him to the vet

16 November 2007

Step-Granny holds her first newborn

Step-Granny holds her first newborn
Originally uploaded by WebSphinx.

Wee Widdle Wyatt

Early Arrival

Early Arrival
Originally uploaded by WebSphinx.

A teeny tiny new person is now in the world.
Or is he a hobbit? An elf? A changeling?
Or simply...
a miracle.

10 November 2007


To practice any art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow. So do it."

- Kurt Vonnegut

09 November 2007

broken wing

we are each of us angels
with only one wing
and we can only fly embracing each other
- Liciano De Crescenzo

06 November 2007

Suzy has come home

at last

my heart is so full

sadness and wonder

31 October 2007

First comes love, then comes...

the baby carriage...
no, then comes Marriage

no...then comes the baby shower...
THEN comes Marriage...
THEN COMES the baby carriage ---
no, that came during the baby shower...
Well, anyway, TESS got MARRIED! :-)

28 October 2007

Seagul Sun

Seagul Sun
Originally uploaded by msohler.

I love this picture.
I love it.
It gives me hope.

26 October 2007


Whatever you can do,
Or think you can, begin it.
Boldness has power, and genius,
And magic in it.

- Goethe

22 October 2007

Halloween Young Run

This is so much fun.

I was one of the medal-givers at the Finish.

NOTHING can beat this assignment.