Thursday, August 21, 2014

Missing line = revelation for (me!) Sandra, tvgp

K.. So,

Every day, at one point or another, since I wrote the dragonfly drone post, my mind reminds me I need to include a very important missing line..

And my same mind that reminds me keeps also forgetting.  Funny how that works isn't it.

Anyway..  The very important missing line is this:

/"Hey.. I thought hummingbirds were the only creatures that could fly backwards"

And it should go write after I mention how the dragonfly backs up and centers itself in front of the open door.

Now..  Check this out:  I started to realize, at about 4:30am this morning. Like,  OMG!  -that's how us lay people can know!  -because God designs things like bumble and carpenter bees and dragonflies  to fly forward, write..  But! I'd bet big money on the fact that when nanotech people design drones that blend in with the landscape..

They probably make sure they can fly in every direction..  Write?!

... Stay with me here k... hummingbirds!    -ever wonder WHY or HOW it got to be that hummingbirds are the only ones that can fly backwards... 

These kind of ponderings make me very suspicious


Wednesday, August 20, 2014


AKA writeousmom, AKA auntie sandy:

".. That you will each experience that wonderful sense of accomplishment many times throughout the year..

The kind that grows both confidence in you and gratitude toward God"

In Jesus name, amen!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Write around the corner (me!) Sandra, tvgp

Sunday, August 17, 2014

"Happy Birthday!" To the best mom in the universe..

  .. Nothing says "I love you" quite like spicy Portuguese linguica sandwiches..    Xoxo

THE TVGP PEACE PRIZE by (and for..and from..) (Me!) Sandra, tvgp

I'm 48 1/2 years old and I am at peace with both life and death.  -this feels like such a huge frickin' accomplishment; there oughta be a prize..

"Thank you Jesus!". -amen.



God has got me on some kind of.. "This is your life" program..

I have been so compelled to visit all my dearest friends.. Some I haven't seen in several years..

But! How wonderful!! How elevating! How fulfilling..

All my bridesmaids..  (Husband no more.. But bridesmaids forever!)

Plus.. Rick cahall from 20+ years ago...  Plus a recent visit with people from my childhood neighborhood.. + people from Jr. College days..

Former places of employment..   So many Faces, places, names  from my long ago and far away..

I'm like.. What is this Jesus?!  My final goodbyes? Are you about to claim me? Take me home?

But here's the thing: let's say that is what's going on..

I've had an awesome, big, wildly adventurous life.. An amazing family, the worlds best friends, two remarkable children..

And the God-given Gift, phenomenal experience of having my mind completely renewed.  The internal healing journey from severe PTSD to ..

Happy, healthy, creative, joyful..

Just to know it..    When I do die; it will be with a big smile.

In Jesus name.. Amen!

Synaptical bypasses. By (me!) Sandra, tvgp

HOW it occurred to me:   oh! Someone get Eric kandel on the phone for me again..   Points I need to make:

~ we are not computers.. But! NOTHING serves better for analogies; so..

From this phone I have in my hand write now, I can go to the internet and pull up my blog.  My blog, by the way, has over 2,013 posts..  Theres lots of stuff there, but that's not my point

MY POINT is..  The default setting does NOT include a search bar.  So I have no quick way.. Except to go literally post by post.. To find a certain story

IF however, I click on the hyperlink text which reads "web version"

Ah!  Now there is a search bar!!  And in it, I can type as little as one word from any given story/post..  And voilà!   Instant access.

SEARCH BARS are HIGHLY VALUABLE and I'm noticing that they are going missing as various technologies change..  Especially as we've moved from desktop computers to phones!

I.e., I used the phone I have in my hand to research a story I wrote for the pleasanton patch.  -when their website comes up..

Where has the search bar gone?   Mandatory for research..

And then..  Even with the search bar..  You can only access the 2nd part of a two part Interview I wrote about "Shinn".   Purple heart veteran..

When I asked the editor (remarkable editor, by the way.. Doing the job of 12 people I think).  -she explained that when they switched to a new format..  Everything prior to a given date...


All this is relevant to how our memories work; that's why I need to talk to Eric kandel..

-sometimes, the memories..  Our memories.. " they are there!". But we need the equivalent of a search bar..  A quick way to access them.  No search bar path.. No access to what is potentially a mother lode of memories..


Memories that no longer exist..


Memories that never did..

But let's stick with memories.. That do exist but that we can't recall for one reason or another..

Its because.. A pathway has been removed or blocked

So!  You're going to have to create a bypass..  Or a bridge.. Or a tunnel.. 

A new route to an old location.   May I also dedicate this post to all the neuroscientists and neurosurgeons in the world..

Synaptic bypass surgery ... For access to memories.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

WHAT IF I TOLD YOU... By (me!) Sandra, tvgp

What if...  

Out of nowhere

I walked toward you.  I whispered in your ear

A knowing given to me that without me; would remain secret to you.

"One of the 8 people you've talked to in the last week is the person who will catapult you into living out your dream."

Sit with this in your very own imagination for a while..

Write down what happens; note your thinking..

If you BELIEVED it was true... /and here we learn a tremendous amount what it means to believe; literally

Then you would certainly spend a great deal of mental time trying to remember the 8 people.. The past week.. Details of various conversations..

Your mind.. Almost of its own accord and training would start to choose, categorize.... Most likely candidate to least likely..

And maybe.. "The least likely IS the most likely!"

But one of the greatest reveals of this exercise is that your mind already knows, for you,  what 'living out your dream' means

What is it? Your dream?  Write the details.

Again.. If you BELIEVE it.. About the 8 people..

As you encounter them in the upcoming weeks..

And perhaps, post whisper, you go out of your way to see them again; and you would not have otherwise..

Pay attention to that.  PAY ATTENTION! To how that one whisper changes everything..

Try to ignore it.  Try to dis and/or un-believe it.  Try to not care..

It is an utterly conscious-raising exercise which helps reveal a whole (this one's for rick cahall) "plethora" of truths about how easily the mind is influenced

How said influence alter behaviors

How behaviors alter everything..

And how much our beings already KNOW...

And there is much more here too...   Much more; But start there:


That 1 of the last 8 people youve spoken to IS the catalyst of your dream.

In Jesus name,  amen

Friday, August 15, 2014

The Heart Seen... At Barone's Music Under the Stars by (mary re!)

...made all the more special because it was surrounded by the happy dancing feet of a whole group of us

Sending our Mary re off to Texas with lots of love.  Xoxo

Thursday, August 14, 2014

A to your Q. By (me!) Sandra, tvgp

Connotation:  courage/brave
Evolved denotation:  "conquer the world with kindness"

Reverse that. -always get those confused.. Denotation/connotation..

Japanese calligraphy.. But also same in Chinese I'm told.

It either didn't hurt at all or..
I have a very high pain tolerance.   Depends on who asks

Date:  walk-in appointment April 08, 2006
Place: in your skin.  Dublin, california
Tattoo artist:  "droopy"

/nickname based on his eyes..  And it feels important to mention that.

Inspired by the Symbol on a T-shirt I bought on sale at Macy's. Stone ridge mall, pleasanton..  Long time ago...  Probably a couple years before I got my tattoo.

It is currently my only tattoo. I want 1 more:

A hummingbird..

Going for the nectar.   /she says with a smile.

.. Have to get to Prague...