A Special Visit

A few months after Vernon died, his sister Vanessa booked airline tickets for her family to visit California. They planned for an entire year, and just two weeks ago, they came out for nine lovely days.  There were five in the Corbin clan: Vanessa, Paul, her sons,...

Family Photos

The last time we had professional family photos done was about a year before Vernon was hit. I am so happy we have those, especially now. But that was a different family in so many ways, and we didn’t have anything to capture who we are now. I ran into Johanna,...

Goodbye, Mini Cooper

I wrote this entry two weeks ago, and only had the heart to post it today. I’ve been writing more again lately, but not sharing as much. The urgency of blogging changed a lot when Vernon died, but I’ve been writing more again lately, just not sharing quite...

Makers and Mystic’s Podcast

You may remember a post I wrote about my good friend, artist Ty Clark, earlier last year. Well, he’s showing up here again now because I want to share a really great interview with him, in which he discusses his creative process. In this podcast, he also...

Government Offices

Social Security Administration 12/19/17 I’m writing from a chair in the waiting room of the Social Security offices in Mission Viejo, CA. Its the kind of space that brings laundromats and ferry rides to mind. Wide windows and white walls separate us from the...