This is certainly not what you expected:

July 6th, 2018

Hello to all you readers, from wherever, I would hope you are all happy and Well, But reality enters the situation once more, so I’ll just say maybe we’ll all be much better tomorrow.  I came upon some truly disconcerting crap last week that I’d like to think was just nasty  rumors. But the first was all too real and will be difficult to explain; however I’ll give it a try any way. I was going through my newest Microsoft Surface  Pro 4, when I noticed a set of two sort of dark yellow papers with some mysterious writing on it. On the right page was a circular emblem I am remembering they had  a mythological look to them, but they might have been characters from one of those stupid games. I can’t remember too much about the one on the left but I think it  was written stuff about being positive. But it was no doubt one of those subliminal (slip it into your consciousness upon occasion.)

When I got the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 I had agreed to be part of a group of people they were trying to change our behavior, or attitude. But this was the Surface Pro 4 so they were still trying to do something of a psychological nature. Although I  was not part of the Explorer program anymore. Well, that doesn’t seem like such a big deal now, at the time I was disturbed. AS I am not too pleased to have my brain exchanged.

This is the more problematic situation. I was told that to have my painting on “Lady of the Highway,” on the record cover it  had to be part of the “creative commons” organization. Search this on Wikipediai:CreativeCommons. Basically this means any one can use this “CC’ image for any purpose  be it to make money or whatever other reason if they desire to do so. But there is a whole group of applicable rules to this. One of those rules where no one is allowed to deface or degrade the image; an example that I had to deal with : Some comedic individual thought it would be amusing to put the face of a dead cat on “The Lady of the Highway.” So, having broken those rules, I was upset enough to Call Amazon, where they were selling copies of this image with and without  the dead cat face.  It was my right to put a stop to this as the Artist.  However, then I go back and see what they are selling. No more Lady of the Highways (they listed it ,but said something to the effect as- ‘due to some problem they could not sell this’).  However. they decided to sell copies of ” The Dust Mite Diary” Which was NOT OFFERED UP AS A CREATIVE COMMONS work. Not only that but I did not notice they were paying me anything for any of my work and it was not their right to sell this. I worked long and hard on this one, I was thinking of offering them up as very elegant note cards of some thing. My Point here is They (?) are all out to use you so watch out. And Amazon; follow the rules, the only Creative Commons work I have is’ Lady of the Highway’, which you may sell, but not the one with the dead cat face. All of the other works are off limits.

OK, then; This is the big one I was told that Microsoft sold my Trade Marked Domain name “KayBuena” to a Movie producer.  This I really hope is the nasty rumored one but when I get this cleared up I will give notice of a change, because this is almost enough to pack it in, hire a really slick lawyer, and sue the world. Shut down my site. And take the next flight outa’ here.

Betty Jane’s Afternoon Adventure with the Aliens

May 21st, 2018

Prelude in C Minor (Words by Caroline Abbitt Sauer) Chopin-Op.28, no.20

March 11th, 2018

Longingly grows the tree – arms spread upwardly
To the Sun and waves to us heavenly
At the end may we leave our fears with thee – We who cherish life also cherish death.

Leave your memories with the falling leaves, all a brighter hue than the wind can do.
What we, can forget every thing we’ve met stays back with the past

More Great Joy can we take from the tree, fruit and fragrance free from sweet misery
Living harmony love we all have known – Falls like Autumn Leaves, Letters From the Lord.

Surface Pro II

December 11th, 2017

Christmas Then & Now

Santa, in case it’s break time.  Perchance you are surfing the web, please take a gander on that with which we’ve opened.  It’s not as if we have a shortage of computers. Well, I just thought maybe if you’re in the market. Or maybe Rudolf’s a gamer? Oh well, just trying to be helpful. These days administrative work seems to be my best option.  I used to be ever so versatile. But these days my arthritis has limited so many things I used to do. But then I was always ever so good at bossing people around. But it is lonely at the top. I’m guessing I don’t need to tell you that. But I am in a state of approach-avoidance.

Christmas is when we celebrate the birth of Christ;.to those of us who are Christians. And Santa is sometimes looked upon as a marketing tool, as some say. But to limit Santa to that kind of position, as I remember the sort of angelic person he was to me; It does not seem fair to Anyone. And I remember how delighted Santa was to my Daughter. Fortunately, we always lived in a house with a chimney and we spent many a moment discussing how he would get in the house. I think my father ‘s opinion was that he had picked the locks. I immediately picture all the Red suited degenerates hanging out in jails.’ Breaking and entering ‘can not take on the sort of crime with no punishment. Just think of all the lawyers with specialty practices. Then there is that moment in every one’s life when each of us discovers that “Santa” is actuality exposed as an abstraction. In my case, my brother took me aside and said something like ‘hey, you’re being duped.’ I  began to cry as though the sky had fallen. I checked and it had not fallen, Then my Dad had the good sense to say something like ‘Caroline, don’t you see that Santa’s an idea? Every one is Santa’. Which confused me so much- that I stopped crying and casually punched my brothers arm. He had that coming.

But Christmas about traditions We always had a wreath and colored lights. And of course, we had a Christmas Tree and plenty of really great Food. We’d have Turkey, sweet potatoes, stuffing, and green bean casserole, and plenty of World class Christmas cookies.

We always had plenty of presents. And when my mother’s Mother let us help her make Christmas cookies.  And we left the biggest mess you could imagine which was considered Mom’s Christmas present. Mother would rarely let us help her cook. Dad and I started doing the cooking during the last year of her life. Mother died of Lung Cancer on Christmas Eve 1996. That was not a merry Christmas, needless to say. But there mostly happy memories. Particularly when our Daughter was born Because Christmas is mainly about Children. But I think the most miraculous Christmas was the one when our granddaughter was with us. She is and was the dearest child-and so much like our sweet-natured daughter. I so regret that my father is not with us here. He is 97years old and has had the most incredible life. Note-his Autobiography is published you can find it on the internet right after Charles H Sauer’s website.He is probably my most musical influence. He can be seen on YouTube playing guitar and Singing – Charlie Abbitt at the Wellington. When he was a child his family were quite musical. I remember one Summer going visit them and the family all played music together. That seems like a” right fine” idea to me.

One Tradition we have shared with my Father’s family in Appomattox, Virginia is we read the true Christmas story in the Bible (Luke 2:1-20). Last year our granddaughter read. Hopefully, she will read it again this year. Merry Christmas to everyone in the World. And that we will live to see peace in our lifetime.

Caroline Abbitt Sauer  aka  KayBuena