Author Archives: likeitiz

Letter To A Friend

If I may have offended you recently in the course of our conversation, my apologies for the sentiment it may have cloaked your heart. I stand by what I had said. My turn to be your conscience. You have, all these … Continue reading

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The Soap Collection 

Late last December, my cousins gave me some specialty soaps for the Holidays. It turns out that this project was long overdue. My aunt, Thelma V. Leelin, their mother, had spent most of her life a revered dermatologist in Manila. … Continue reading

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Sunday Walk

We went for a Sunday walk at our fave off-leash dog-friendly park, Fort Funston. We owed it to Beau after getting cooped up at home during the sequence of storms. We were also gone for most of the year-end holiday … Continue reading

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Disturbed Does Justice

I had posted songs which I consider poetic and timeless before here. Sometime last year, my daughter sent me a link to a new interpretation of one of these classics. This new rendition of “Sound of Silence” by Simon & … Continue reading

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J.D. Says We Can

In the aftermath of the U.S. elections, when we managed to pull ourselves out of the rubble and debris, we sought refuge in each other’s promises to continue the fight for whatever it is we vowed we would be willing … Continue reading

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The Unwanted Intrusion

Two weeks ago, our dear Beau got skunked! We had let him out for his pre-bedtime ritual under the Redwoods. I was tidying up in the kitchen. I noticed he took a little longer than usual. So, I called out … Continue reading

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Let It Rain, Let It Rain, Let It Rain!

Alas! Welcome, welcome, welcome rain! It looks miserable all right. But boy, it’s a welcome sight for all of us here in California. You can see the sun struggling to peek out of thick clouds as it slowly meets the … Continue reading

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More Of The Third Part, Please!

The entire world is still reeling from the ghastly events in Paris, the downing of a Russian plane filled with tourists, the double suicide attack in Beirut. Here in the United States, people have not forgotten Boston.  At least, many … Continue reading

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Our Redwoods Nodded

This morning I was awakened long before the alarm went off. It was almost 6:00 a.m., although with the Fall Back of time on the weekend, it was almost 7:00 in the morning really. There was no light peeking through … Continue reading

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A fig for your thoughts

Originally posted on Infinite belly:
When I was a kid, I hated eating fruits. Juices were sometimes okay, but eating a whole apple? Gross. It felt too strange in my mouth, both crunchy and soft, firm yet juicy. Not to…

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