When In Scotland!?

DARE NOT TO LOOK! Not at the beautiful lady with the rounded build … bòidheach gu dearbh! But at the Scottish Bagpiper with nothing under his kilt! Yes! It must have been quite breezy for that bagpiper…IMAO A lovely, snazzy paisley rig-out! Actually entering Canada on the way to Nova Scotia I fear. But……

As ‘The Now’ Does Go By

We must remember this … A wet kiss is still a kiss A pizza can sometimes be a pie The fundamentals do apply As ‘The Now‘ does go by … And when two lovers ‘whippy woo‘ They still say “I do whippy you” On that you can not deny No matter what Karen Carpenter sings…

Breezy In Nova Scotia!

Took the picture of my wife, Cute Judy Lee, in Nova Scotia, July 1971, and made it into an oil painting: The orginal photo was taken July 1971 on the east coast of Nova Scotia, Canada. For me, it invokes the feeling of a nostalgic Andrew Wyeth painting. Andrew Wyeth is considered one of the…

What Happened This Day?

Thursday, August 20, 2015, time unknown: State of mind surely unknown… A doodle psychological test in which a subjects’ scribbles and such are recorded and then analyzed using drugs, pseudo-psychological interpretation, complex algorithms, and/or whatever. Some doodling psychologists use this test to examine a person’s personality characteristics and emotional functioning.  An Albino Seal rejected by…

I Was Once a Teenage Hobo!

Circa mid-50s or was that circus mid-50s!? Marching with the Pitman Original Hobo Band and playing a tuba of all things! And not very good cause I never told a lesson. I just huffed and puffed away! And what’s with that weird polka dot, no, polka square pattern outfit! Me thinks we were playing, When…

The Colors of Korea

In 1969, the United States of America USAF landed me in Taegu, South Korea. What are the traditional colors of Korea? White: The most commonly used color in Korea. Koreans were sometimes referred to as “the white clad people.” The color white symbolizes purity, innocence, peace and patriotism. Traditionally, white represents the element metal and the…

My Sicilian Nonna’s Evil Eye!

Who Needed Halloween, anyhow, when you had an old-world or other-worldly Sicilian Grandmother! It has oft been said that a picture is worth a thousand words.  Well, ‘submitted for your approval,’ is a lovely picture of my Sicilian grandmother, Catherine ‘Merlino’ Barbera.  But first be warned though! View with extreme caution only after deep prayer! But…

Happy Mother’s Day From Amy Barbera!

For Cute Judy Lee: A nock and cranny of comfort, warmth, relaxation and wistful, reflective thoughts … Attached is my Special Mother’s Day Collage I made for Mom for Mother’s Day and here is what I posted on social media for Mom too!! I am so EXCITED to see you guys tomorrow and bring all…

The Really Ticked-Off Grandma Clock!

When all else fails and imagination wanes take a couple of photo shots of the malfunctioning antique Grandma Clock. This time with a lot more stuff: Emojis and otherwise!

Highlights: Scenes and Screams From A Normal/Abnormal Life!

Chapter 5: South Jersey Tales: __The Only Game In Town! —Jumping Bloody Muddy Stumps! —The Strange Incident at Silver Lake! —I Do Apologize, Sunfish and Bullfrogs! —The Catfish’s Second Chance? —The Cowardly Fat Future All-State Lineman! —I Shed-Tears for Puppy-Eyed Love! —A Dangerous Shotgun Misfired in My Face! __Night Terrors and Dark Man Cometh! —The…