July 29, 2015

Topanga Tim's Survival Tips— Registry for Seniors and Disabled

 Everyone knows that the best person to ask for computer advice is a young person. So Red Rock Ruth was helping her grandmother sign up online for a Los Angeles County registry called SNAP (Specific Needs Awareness Planning) at http//snap.lacounty.gov. The confidential database is being set up to identify people with disabilities, those who need help at home or in an evacuation shelter, people w… [Read More...]

Kids in the Canyon: Reaching Out­­­

 Summertime is a time for adventures, travel, a lighter workload and catching up around the house. This summer, however, is a little different for me. I am involved in a wonderful project with the West Valley Boys & Girls Club of Canoga Park. Roughly seven years ago, my friend, Karen Silton, and I taught a summer mosaic class. Karen is an artist with amazing talent and I lent my hand to create a curriculum to enhance t… [Read More...]

My Corner of the Canyon—Way East of Eden

 My mother indulged me so much she didn’t make me make my bed. Oh, from time to time, she would wisely advise that tidying up a bed was the first step in organizing a room gone wild. Do you think I cared? I did not. I thrived in chaos, relished disarray, wallowed in what I considered creative squalor. Such rebellion has followed me and, over time, has become problematic as I now live in a house of unmade beds. It’s … [Read More...]