Drone shots and cemeteries
Sandra Dodd
by Sandra Dodd
4M ago
I used to love helicoper shots in films, and now there are drone shots, which are great. I also have an interest in cemeteries, and an infatuation with England. Recently I watched the first four series of "Unforgotten," a BBC detective series, and I saved out two cemeteries, to share with my friend Joyce, who has visited cemeteries with me near her home, near mine, and in England, The Netherlands, and Portugal. It's not our main shared interest, but it is one! The first one, according to the story, should be in or near Liverpool. The other one, not sure, but maybe London or east of there. I ..read more
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Drive-through neighborhood
Sandra Dodd
by Sandra Dodd
1y ago
I wish I posted here more! I post every day at Just Add Light and Stir, but it's rarely personal. For years I have talked about getting someone to help me make a video tour of my neighborhood, and the huge number of drive-throughs. I'm going to leave this here for a couple of reasons. Some of the places have closed, and I don't want to lose the idea of sharing it. These comments were mine, on a post on my own facebook page, and I'll link that. Sandra Dodd, February 2017 I live in and amongst more drive-throughs than I could have made up. There is a drive-through title-loan place (that used ..read more
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Process or product; practicality or art
Sandra Dodd
by Sandra Dodd
2y ago
When I was eighteen, I took a pottery class at the Student Union Building at the University of New Mexico. As such things go, for beginners, we did pinch pot, slab, coil pot and learned to use the potter's wheel. I was more interested in the glazes than in the clay. We were working in stoneware, and lesser glazes would burn right off. For my coil pot, I made a regular flower pot, and played with how to make a hole in the middle of the slab/base. I liked the hole I settled on. I pulled little trenches down toward it with my finger, before I started putting the coils on. Before that lesson, I ..read more
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No children, no young adults now.
Sandra Dodd
by Sandra Dodd
2y ago
From the point of view of a 68 year old parent, I have children. At a squint, from a distance, the grandchildren are the only real children in our family these days. Tomorrow, my youngest, my only daughter, will be thirty years old. Five years ago (and three months) I wrote: Today is the last day for me to say "My kids are all in their 20's." Kirby's the one who keeps changing these epochs, in my life. ? He was the first to double digits, and first to be a teen, the first to turn 20... Tomorrow, Kirby Dodd will be thirty years old. Keith Dodd was thirty when Kirby was born, and they both h ..read more
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A busier week
Sandra Dodd
by Sandra Dodd
3y ago
Lately, covid restrictions have been lifted, most places, in New Mexico, and little Kirby turned three (July 3), Marty had a 4th of July party, Ivan got three stitches (July 9), and Holly asked me to preserve this gif from just before covid came to town (January 2020; she was at a wedding). Keith turned 65 while camping out with his friend Needham, and a bobcat or something foot-printed the tarp he was sleeping behind ..read more
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Retirement, spiritual retreat, cocooning...
Sandra Dodd
by Sandra Dodd
3y ago
I'm saving this in a more public place, because it won't be available to everyone when that group is archived. I've added names, and corrected typos. If you were a member of Unschooling Discussion 2021, you will still be able to see it there, where links make images and you can see the responses. https://www.facebook.com/groups/2021readtherules, May 23 Sandra Dodd, May 23, 5:23 pm My #2 son [Marty] just posted this: My 3yo son called The Batmobile his "Spider-Man car" and I let it slide. #growth #chivalry #pickyourbattles #namaste The hashtags are the best part. My #1 son [Kirby] will turning ..read more
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Large-scale world problems
Sandra Dodd
by Sandra Dodd
3y ago
Marty joked today on facebook that they should not remind people of the things from one year ago. I got a good one, though, that I want to save. Sandra Dodd, May 20, 2020 Shared with Public I didn't write this. It's going around. I will say that my grandparents were all born around 1900. I will comment at the bottom. ______________________________ For a small amount of perspective at this moment, imagine you were born in 1900. When you are 14, World War I starts, and ends on your 18th birthday with 22 million people killed. Later in the year, a Spanish Flu epidemic hits the planet and runs u ..read more
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Teachers
Sandra Dodd
by Sandra Dodd
3y ago
May 5, 2020, this was posted on facebook. I was tagged. I'll share my responses. There's only a couple of teachers that I can say influenced me in a good way. My 7th grade English teacher Sandra Dodd was an amazing teacher. Mr. Albert Fernandez wasn't my teacher but he was a teacher at my school and he was also amazing. Thank you both for giving me confidence ?? That was written by she-who-was Tracey Perraglio. That's for identification without outing her by her current name. Hometown friends will know; that's fine. I wrote: Thank you. ? It was so long ago, and it's nice to hear there are go ..read more
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The Return of Sandra (perhaps)
Sandra Dodd
by Sandra Dodd
3y ago
I used to LOVE this blog, when people used to read it, before everyday news moved to facebook. I think I'll start using it again. I keep wanting to write something, or keep something, and can't decide where. All around me, over the years, online platforms change or are abandoned. Someday this will go, too. I don't like that. ? Nearly every day, now, I think of something I was to write and can't decide where best to put it, so perhaps I will restore this old truck. Some of the photos seem missing. They've been moved, and I'll need to change the URLs, one at a time, but that's okay. Some sli ..read more
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Keith, me, arguments, peace
Sandra Dodd
by Sandra Dodd
3y ago
I wrote this on facebook in 2018, and I would like for my kids to be able to find it someday. Others might benefit, too. February 14, 2018 Valentine's Day report Young love was fun. Longterm love is different—different things are fun. Familiarity. Having a good woodpile. Memories. Projects. Grandchildren. Our friend André Begnaud commented, "Hair color may change, but those smiles are still the same!" I responded: We're not always smiling. Some disclosure: Sometimes we start to recite one of our repeat arguments, but we remember it's a re-run, and jump to the end, or trail off. They're about ..read more
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