Posted in God, Family, Friends, true life

And Butterflies Do Fly!

A blast from the past … refried … but hold the beans!


My wife, ‘Cute Judy Lee’‘ Barbera, dreaming of butterflies in Nova Scotia, Canada.


Sebastian Barrera, grandson, a Healing Touch … artist and Renaissance Boy


Deangelo Barrera, grandson, God’s Creation … entrepreneur extraordinaire!


Amy Barbera, Inspirational Singer and Songwriter, ”

Make Me a Butterfly,

Songs available on YouTube!

Also Facebook, Twitter, Amazon, and beyond!


Julie Barbera, Author and Life Coach, Inspire Yourself To Action!

Cracked Mirror, Clear Reflection

Available at a bookstore or online book site near you! on WordPress.


German Barrera and family, the Barbera-Barrera Clan.


And finally! Whose the Geek!

Posted in Philosophy, Prose, That’s Life, true life

This Time With Feeling!

My thanks to Charles Dimwin:

“If you like this, you’re not very intelligent!” So says my wife.

eEverything has only led to noNothing!

Information is not knowledge. It is just a dim shadow of the reflection of knowledge!

Or is that a reflection of the dim shadow of knowledge!?

Only ‘The Shadow Knows!!!’

Just say ‘Ho!’ No you can’t say that! It’s not politically correct!


Santa Claus, himself, was murdered in Chicago last Christmas Eve for just ringing a bell and saying, ‘Ho Ho Ho,’ in the wrong neighborhood!

Question not!  You see!’

Cause computers only give you the answers!

The Mantra of Our Time: … “Think Not! … Understand Not! … Say Only Not!” ……. and then run for political office!

Recording life with selfies has replaced ‘real’ life! Or is it, ‘reel’ life!l

Are we just streaming this … and streaming that … and learning naught!

The Machine Stops Here!

Yes, machines are ‘tech-no-logy’ which is just another word for ‘no-ology-what-so-ever!’

Computers have led to the the death of ‘movie critics thinking!’

No! That’s ‘critical thinking!’

We are only living in a faint stimulation of the dim reflection of the ‘reel’ world!

Didn’t you already say that!?

In the hood … On the hood … Surviving in the hood as best we could! ……. (South LA Confidential in the Hood)

There is no past! No present! No future! Just a Big Bang!


Cosmological Philosophy? …

No! History, as taught in today’s schools!

Posted in Health, Lifestyle, true life

Driving Miss Norma!

90-year-Old woman declined chemo, started to travel with her dog instead!

As doctors,” he said, “we see what treatment looks like everyday. ICU, nursing homes, awful side effects and honestly, there is no guarantee she will survive the initial surgery to remove the mass. You are doing exactly what I would want to do in this situation. Have a fantastic trip!”

Here is the article:

Posted in Prose, true life

Be Like A Majestic Tree!

Be like a majestic tree

firmly rooted in the earth

but with your crown

in the clouds

ever reaching for

the eternal light!


In the above photo, the Einstein Sequoia Tree in Sequoia National Park in the southern Sierra Nevada east of Visalia, California.

Inspired by the Alchemist’s Studio…

Posted in Prose, That’s Life, true life

Damn Pam Pizza on Her Mind!

My wife, Cute Judy Lee, has pizza on her mind. It’s ‘Are we going to get pizza today?’ Yes, every day, in the evening, afternoon and in the early morning too.

Cheese pizza…

hold the pepperoni …

Onions, garlic, and green and hot peppers too.

Add basil and I’ll sprinkle with Italian seasoning and yes some Fairy Dust too.

When it’s not pizza, well it’s her imaginary Pam that’s nagging her a lot of the time.

You said Pam again!!! Who is Pam anyway?

Honey, there never was, is or ever will be a Pam!

It’s only you, you see?

“Who is that knocking loudly at the door!?” She asks.


It’s just Pam, the pizza delivery madam’ that you do hear!

I do fear!

Posted in Comedy, Stories, true life

50 Shades of Sexism!

The above photo is of a Wader Bird and I just added sunglasses and a purse … just because!

Waders are birds commonly found along shorelines and mudflats that wade in order to forage for food in the mud or sand. They are called shorebirds in North America, where the term “wader” is used to refer to long-legged wading birds such as storks and herons.

Enough of that, I fear!


Getting to the point:

I have been mildly chided for being sexist in my post, “50 Shades of Cat Liter!

Maybe it was the lines:

You see, I feel that woman pick men like they pick their cats.  It’s Fifty Shades of Cat Litter!

For men, it’s may be more basic and mostly instinctual: Five Shades of Doggy Bags and Chinese Take-Out!

Or maybe it was this particular line:

This is all becoming too confusing for me as a sexist old fool. 

Or maybe it was the whole damn post itself!


My reply was:

Maybe sexist toward both sexes…

Maybe just humor and a play on a popular theme…

Maybe just maybe…people who label people sexist are maybe themselves sexist…


And the band played on

And the World continued to spin

And we all marched on

With *whatever* on our chin!