Sunday, March 10, 2019

A SPECIAL PLACE

IT'S A QUAINT WALKING VILLAGE WITH NUMEROUS
BOUTIQUES, RESTAURANTS AND ART GALLERIES. IT'S
A CHARMING COASTAL RESORT TOWN IN NEW ENGLAND.
CHATHAM, MA WAS DISCOVERED IN 1606, BY SAMUEL
DE CHAMPLAIN, THE FIRST EUROPEAN KNOWN TO HAVE
EXPLORED THE AREA. WHILE DOING SO, HE ENCOUNTERED THE MONOMOYICKS, A NATIVE AMERICAN TRIBE OF 500-600, WHO FARMED HUNTED AND FISHED.

WITH A SPECTACULAR COASTLINE--LOCATED AT THE
SOUTHEAST TIP OF CAPE COD--THE TOWN IS SURROUNDED BY WATER ON THREE SIDES. TO THE EAST 
IS THE ATLANTIC OCEAN, TO THE SOUTH IS NANTUCKET SOUNDS AND TO THE NORTH IS PLEASANT BAY. HILLY
WOODED UPLANDS, BARRIER BEACHES, HARBORS AND 
SALT AND FRESHWATER PONDS MAKES IT A PARADISE
FOR NATURE LOVERS. YOU FEEL LIKE YOU'RE ON AN
ISLAND, YET, YOU CAN MAKE A FAST GETAWAY BY CAR.

RIGHT NOW, THIS TOWN WE CALL HOME, IS QUIET AS
CAN BE...A RESTORATIVE CALM BEFORE THE TOURIST
SEASON BEGINS AGAIN. 

Monday, August 6, 2018

Was It Love At "First Sight"?

A friend asked me yesterday, if I felt it was "love at 
first sight" for me, when I met R. Not immediatly,
but, one day, soon after,  the light was shining on him 
in a most flattering way, and I found that my knees got 
weak. That had never happened to me before...

I mentioned this to him sometime later, and he wasn't
surprised, saying..."Oh yes, that's happened to ......,
......, ......, and ......" mentioning his previous conquests
that had experienced the same feeling.

At the time we started seeing each other, he was receiving
presents left at the back door, if we were out. Phone calls
at all hours, with the fun of hangups from one particular
girlfriend who couldn't let go. Sometimes, he had to hide
under the bed as the pursuers would look in the windows.

It took a number of years for the "ghosts of old girlfriends"
to stop hovering around...

That "weak in the knee" feeling is hard to ignore...!



Sunday, April 1, 2018

"My Life" is not MY LIFE

I'm beyond frustrated with a website that should not be on the
internet. The site, called "My Life" is a scam site that publishes
inaccurate data on people without their knowledge or permission.

When I found this site under my name, and then went on to read 
the information, I was shocked. Although I never joined the site.
it creates false solicitation through stating that someone is
looking for the person to manipulate them to join up and pay
a fee.

There are over 500 complaints that I could find quickly stating
that this is a scam. I believe it is a company that should be sued
for false and misleading information...basically, I would like to
sue them for fraud.

What they posted on my site was inaccurate information and I wasn't able to delete it. I have called and written the site and
was told it would be removed but it remains on Google. 

They pick up info from social networks without checking on the
sources and post it...if someone has the same name, you might
get their info on your site, which could include arrest records.

Therefore, this site impacts the lives of people...mostly, in a totally
negative way and they have no control to stop it.


Thursday, August 31, 2017

Cape Cod Seascapes...My Painting Passion

I've lived in the seaside town of Chatham for many years.
From the first time I visited, I was entranced by the beauty of the area. 

Surrounded by water on three sides, it extends out to sea, being the
most easterly point of Massachusetts. While driving around the beach areas, in summer,  a magical panorama of blooming
roses and wild flowers, day lilies and hibiscus come to life.

Colorful fishing boats dot the sea views to magnetize you further into this dreamy setting.

An exhibiting artist, I'm constantly inspired to paint what I see around me...seascapes and garden vistas of Chatham and Cape
Cod...

Please view my website: 
                                           www.capeseascapes.com

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Iconic Inez Milholland, A Heroine for Human Rights

I'm fascinated by the aunt of our friend, J.-- Inez Milholland, born in 1886 was a suffragist, labor lawyer, WWI correspondent and speaker who was an amazing influence in the women's movement in the US.

The recent Women's March on Washington, including so many others around the world, brought her efforts to mind. The first Suffrage parade that she took part in was on May 7, 1911. The sign she held read, "Forward, out of error,/Leave behind the night,/Forward through the darkness,/Forward into Light!". Although leading many parades, she made a striking appearance in Washington, DC, in March, 1913. Known for her beauty, she led the parade wearing a crown and a long white cape, while atop a large white horse. She spoke out strongly for women's rights, believing the votes of women could eradicate sweatshops, tenements, prostitution, hunger, poverty and child mortality. 

Her death occurred, in 1916, after becoming ill on a tour speaking for women's rights as a member of the National Woman's Party.

Her last public words were, "Mr. President, how long must women wait for liberty". Now these words could be used again with our recently inaugurated president, who wants to destroy so many rights women have gained since Inez was campaigning.




Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Running For Your Life...Horrific Attacks on Two Lovely Joggers

When I was 27 I was attacked on Martha's Vineyard. I hadn't thought about it in years, until I read about Vanessa Marcotte, also 27. She was killed while jogging in what has been described as an horrific attack, although few details have been revealed in the investigation, however parts of her body were burned. She was in a rural MA town, visiting her family, due to return to NYC where she was living and working the same day that she was found.

Another young woman, Karina Vetrano, 30, was killed about a week before, in Queen, NY. She, too, was jogging. No one has been arrested...She jogged in this area regularly, but, usually with her father.

I, too, had long dark hair as both girls did, when I was accosted...but, I wasn't jogging or wearing a tight outfit. I was walking home from work in the winter, wearing knee high boots and a heavy coat.

My attacker wasn't a brutal killer...he jumped me, taking me off balance and dragging me into woods. When I screamed, he threatened to kill me but, somehow, after being thrown on the ground, I was able to talk him out of raping me...he robbed me before he ran away and left me to always have the fear of the inevitability of this or something worse happening again. 

These lovely, vital young women beginning their adult lives
were victims of brutality I didn't experience but I know how it happens. 

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Ghost Entities...Ghost Mists

A couple of weeks ago, I had the oddest "paranormal" experience. I was awakened, suddenly, and noticed the tiny yellow lights from the flat screen TV in front of the bed looked enormous and were streaming right at me. Then, a swirling mist appeared over the bed, to my right. I was amazed...so, I turned a light on and everything was "normal". As soon as I turned it off, the strange mist was still there.

The next morning, I googled what I could describe and so many articles came up, describing "ghost mists"...people talked about waking up suddenly and experiencing the same thing...some described different colors. I didn't feel afraid at all...but, wonder if a "spirit" was hovering??

R. and I have both experienced "ghost-like" happenings...usually when we're alone in the house. We hear doors opening and closing, footsteps on the stairs, and sometimes voices.  Electrical items have suddenly turned on which is called an "intellectual haunting"...that the entity is trying to get attention.

Unexplainable and eerie...what will happen next?