Showing posts from January, 2020

"Stuff" Syndrome

The Show Must Go On! Winter snow has arrived full force in the Pacific Northwest.  The above photo reminds me of my first ski jumpsuit by Bogner when I was 17 or 18 years old.  I worked at Safeway in the bakery to save for the ski outfit. Yes, I ate maple bars, wore an orange outfit and enjoyed the yummy bakery goods.  If you work hard, you can get anything you want.  And, you will cherish the piece for years to come.  My fashion obsession started early and this was my first real purchase that I made with my own money.  I had one ski outfit then and it was enough.  Why is one not enough anymore? Is it the constant barrage of colors, hues, fabric, online photos, social media and every form of press which creates a "need" that doesn't exist?   Some of my friends have been pondering our desires for more "stuff" and are trying to find a new path.  I think the Megxit drama helped spur additional thoughts on what is enough?  The fairy tal

"It's Complicated." - Queen Elizabeth II

Kindness Movement Reigns "The biggest royal star is the Queen - followed by her son and heir Prince Charles and then his eldest son and heir Prince William.  They are the constitutional future of the Monarchy, not Meghan and Harry." Piers Morgan Has the world gone mad? Did Alice go down the rabbit hole and is stuck in a wonderland where the central figure is her? The "All About Me" movement is at an all time high.  It is sad, terrible and at the center of so much these days.  The loss of manners, etiquette, respect for institutions or elders are gone with the blustery winter wind.  Instead the following mantra's litter every media form: "My opinion is the only opinion."  "My way or the highway." "I am right and you are wrong."  "No need to be a critical thinker after all I know everything already."   "Curious? Why would I be?"   Since when do any of us think that we are truly above it a

Golden Globes Review 2020

Lights, Camera and Action "The number one goal of an artist is to entertain.  Anything else is vanity."  The  77th Golden Globes soiree was held on Sunday, January 5, 2020  with funny man  Ricky Gervais at the helm as host.  He, of course, did what he does best for the 5th time. He berated and made fun of the Hollywood community while procuring laughter from many.  Those that couldn't handle the banter exemplified a lack of self deprecation. If you can't take the heat in the spotlight then why attend the event? However, the overall vibe of the event centered on grace, humility, friendship, connection, collaboration and kindness.  The few who demonstrated these traits stood out among all others.  They captured the essence of what is needed in our society today.  Which is bringing people together collectively and reminding all of us about the gift of entertainment, the art of laughter and working together. Friendship was displayed over and over a