Oh, The Places You’ll Go!

Oh, The Places You’ll Go!   John and I really didn’t travel much (geographically) until 2004 or so. But now that we can, we both have a touch of the wanderlust. I love that we’re both adventurers—simpatico—whole-heartedly embracing the world around us. We are so compatible that way. When we’ve heard other couples talk about … Read more

To Sir with Love

To Sir with Love   This is a photo I took through the back window of our rental car in Cabo a few years ago. We were just picking up our vehicle to begin our little Baja adventure. The guy with the Italian hand language was a time-share dude trying to convince John we should … Read more

Notes on a photo

Notes on a photo     Yard of our home in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles, circa 1966. I loved my grandpa. A moment before he was leaning back in his backyard La-Z-Boy, and now he’s leaning forward anticipating the photo.   I remember his cane. At the ready, I had dual modes … Read more

The Doing: Going Above and Beyond

The Doing: Going Above and Beyond   At the drive-thru, I receive my bag of Spicy Chicken Deluxe Sandwich and soda and say thank you to the young man.  (I say young man now because I’m old.) He says, “It’s my pleasure.” He says it like he means it.   I put my foot to … Read more

Algorithm and Blues

Algorithm and Blues       I’m wrapping up a six-month contract with a social media management firm. I’d love to have them longer, if I could. Katie Wagner Social Media has been managing my social media channels (author FB page, Twitter and Instagram) ramping up to impress publishers for my new book. Publishers want … Read more

The White Pizza

The White Pizza     I remember Stacie telling me about the “white pizza” at Z Pizza. She said it was her favorite. She’d mentioned this after she’d been on her carb-free Ketogenic diet for some time, the diet she remained faithful to to help fight her brain cancer. Faithful until the very end/her new … Read more

Yes And

  Yes And   “Yes, and” is a rule-of-thumb I learned in improv comedy class, and it’s also a good approach to general collaboration and personal growth. It takes humility. I’m proposing that the secret to peace might be the dynamic duo of “Yes, and.”   Why we resist that combo astounds me. I don’t … Read more

Easy Like Sunday Morning

  Easy Like Sunday Morning   “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” ― Maya Angelou     Ever notice how each day of the week looks different? Not only feels different, but actually looks different? Some days … Read more

Caveat

  The other day I blogged about yelling to get someone’s attention and I said don’t do it. https://pamelacapone.com/2018/02/thoughts-prayers-policy-change/  This was too broad. There are exceptions. Like Emma Gonzalez, for obvious reasons. Like so many others she’s earned the right.   https://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2018/02/17/parkland-florida-student-emma-gonzalez-anti-gun-rally-fort-lauderdale-full.cnn   I woke up this morning and saw this John Kasich clip and … Read more

Thoughts and Prayers and Policy and Change

  I took this photo last week in Antigua, Guatemala. When I spotted this photo op treasure, I abandoned John and darted to a closer spot behind the white-robed moving target, then stopped suddenly when he turned his head back, only to sprint again when he proceeded. This herky-jerky routine went on until I finally got the … Read more