Anne's Diary
Friday, April 6, 2012
Whitley and I recently slept on a bad bed in an utterly beautiful B & B in San Francisco, where we went for a book signing. Our room in this lovely old home was exquisitely decorated, but came with a bad mattress, which just goes to show, I guess, that beauty is only skin deep. This sent us on a search for a good chiropractor, and I'm glad...
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Wednesday, March 14, 2012
I've been having "conversations" lately with a month-old baby who lives nearby. I at first tried singing lullabies to him, but he's too feisty to lie still and listen--he flails his arms, he kicks his legs, he burps, he poots, he poops. I've found that this new baby likes to listen to me talk to him. I look right into...
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Thursday, March 1, 2012
We recently returned from a conference in Phoenix. Like most UFO conferences, it was a combination of the grand and the goofy. There were people who gave wise talks about serious, well-thought-out theories, while other people, wearing white doctors' coats, took people who thought they might be contactees into a booth where they shone a black light...
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Wednesday, February 22, 2012
There are a lot of things I don't like about Los Angeles--too spread out, too hard to make friends here--but one of the things I DO like is being among so-called "secular Jews" once again. I lived with these people in New York City and I find them delightful: They don't try to "convert" you, they are interested in the arts and...
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Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Nine years ago, Whitley and I exchanged Valentine's on our website. I wrote a diary and he wrote a journal, and neither of us knew what the other had written until we posted them and then--we discovered we had written about the same thing: The time when Whitley first told me about his close encounter experience, and also our joyously improbable...
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Wednesday, February 1, 2012
A man killed himself today. Although I'd only met him a couple of times, I think I know why he did it: He met up with the same "mild" Satanic figure that we did, but in his case, he couldn't crawl out of the hole again. Evil doesn't always rampage--it doesn't always call attention to itself in the dramatic style of the horrible...
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Thursday, January 26, 2012
Now that our troops are finally leaving Iraq (and will soon, hopefully, be departing from Afghanistan), it's time to reflect on the fact that the 20th (and now the 21st) centuries have been so filled with fighting. Interestingly enough, scientists tell us that humans are not DESIGNED to go to war: When it comes to "fight or flight," we...
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Monday, January 16, 2012
There's a whole "science" of collecting the last words of famous folk who are dying. The 19th century playwright and gay activist Oscar Wilde is supposed to have said, "Either the wallpaper goes, or I do." (he did). Queen Elizabeth I was driving the country slightly mad because she had no progeny to inherit the English throne...
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Wednesday, January 4, 2012
One of my last diaries started with a song and this one does too. In this case, it's the lyrics to the Simon and Garfunkel song: "Sound of Silence," which go like this: Hello darkness, my old friend I've come to talk with you again Because a vision softly creeping Left its seeds while I was sleeping And the vision that was planted...
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Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Every year, when Thanksgiving rolls around, I begin to get nervous, because--in many ways--I really do hate Christmas. I hate the awful canned music one hears in stores. It's bad enough when they massacre the old-fashioned carols, but when they play "upbeat," modern Christmas tunes like "Jingle Bells," or "Frosty the...
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Tuesday, December 20, 2011
It takes courage to be female. Everybody recognizes male courage--in battle, fighting fires, on the football field--but your average woman is actually bravery personified: She teams up with a partner (usually a man) and takes the huge risk of caring about him, caring for him, having his kids (or taking care of the ones he already has), without...
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Wednesday, December 14, 2011
When Whitley and I and hosted Coast to Coast AM recently, we talked to an expert on lie detector machines, who didn't have much faith in them. One of the topics that came up was whether or not wives should make their husbands take a polygraph test to determine whether or not the guy was cheating on them, and I said this wasn't necessary, that...
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Monday, December 5, 2011
I recently heard about a presentation given by a researcher who described the work of quantum physicist Philippe Guillemant, who has proposed that the future is already realized and is "brought to life" by the influence of our observations and intentions. In other words, we create our reality and can control our future.
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Wednesday, November 30, 2011
I've always said that medical doctors are my shamans, because physicians have saved the lives of my both husband and son once and my own life twice. I've even known people who have put off going to the doctor because they want to try a New Age type cure first who actually died from this. But I'm an open-minded soul (with all I've seen and heard, I...
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Tuesday, November 8, 2011
I have long been amazed at how small occurrences can make such a big difference in life and in the course of history. For instance, on August 22, 1931, while an Englishman named John Scott-Ellis was trying out his snazzy new car in Munich, he almost ran over Adolf Hitler, who was crossing the street.
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Friday, October 28, 2011
My cleaning lady Maria has followed me from apartment to apartment, and I consider her a friend: I've encouraged her daughter to be the first in her family to attend college. But she can be destructive, and the list of things she's broken during her vigorous cleaning sessions is extensive.
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Tuesday, October 18, 2011
There are many ways to use words. When Whitley published Transformation, he wrote down some of the "star language" that Betty Andreasson had heard "aliens" speaking during her UFO encounter.
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Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Whitley's book, "Solving the Communion Enigma" is about my discovery (from reading thousands of letters from "contactees") that the Visitors often show up in people's lives accompanied by dead friends and relatives. And I've also discovered that, just because a scientist is dead, this doesn't seem to stop him or her from...
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Wednesday, October 5, 2011
I've always loved the song "Spanish is a Loving Tongue" by Emmylou Harris: "Spanish is a loving tongue, soft as music, bright as sun. Once knew a boy who taught me some: 'Te amoro mi Corazon.'" Nobody is more cognizant of how hard it is to learn a foreign language than I am. I've studied French off and on for YEARS, and...
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Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Whitley and I still read the papers ON PAPER, and we love the columns in the weekend Financial Times. One of my favorites is David Tang's "Agony Uncle" column (in the UK, an "agony aunt" is someone who solves personal problems that readers send in, like Ann Landers and "Dear Abby" used to do).
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Wednesday, September 21, 2011
While God appeared to me as my dead Siamese cat, He or She has been appearing to Whitley in his dreams lately in the form of a dog. I find this amusing, since dog is an anagram for God (in that it's "god" spelled backwards). I find this especially relevant since in the book of Revelations, in 1:8, 1:11 (which can also be read backwards...
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Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Thomas Wolfe once wrote a novel titled "You Can't Go Home Again," and with the horrible heat wave going on in Southwest Texas right now, that's how I feel. In his poem "The Death of the Hired Man," Robert Frost wrote, "Home is where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in." I feel that way about San...
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Tuesday, September 6, 2011
As I write this, the US is just beginning to recover from Hurricane Irene, which swept up the East Coast. While it flooded many small towns in upstate New York and Vermont, and closed down the subways in New York City, a lot of people (especially in NYC) complained that the danger was exaggerated--that it was only a "media storm." This...
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Tuesday, August 30, 2011
I was delighted to learn that Philip Levine will be our new poet laureate--not only because I love his poems, but because I actually got a chance to meet him when a literary group I worked for in San Antonio brought him to the city to speak. His poems are all "blue collar," with metaphors taken from his years working in the auto industry...
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Tuesday, August 23, 2011
I read "The Help" when it was first published a couple of years ago. For those who don't know, the book is a pre-Civil Rights story about white southerners in the heart of the South and their black maids (one of whom exacts a wonderful revenge for her mistreatment). After I finished the book, we took one of our frequent trips to San...
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Wednesday, August 17, 2011
There is rioting in the streets of London, and now it's spread across the ocean to Philadelphia as well. The London (and Philadelphia) riots seem to be about "getting stuff" that advertising and the media have seduced these kids into thinking they have a right to own.
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Wednesday, August 10, 2011
I was in a doctor's office recently, when I saw, among the various diplomas from medical schools of the physicians in the office, a framed citation from Vietnam, thanking the particular doctor I was there to see. It got me thinking back about that war, which was a major protest event in my youth, over 30 years ago. But those are all memories and...
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Thursday, August 4, 2011
Despite the kindle, nook and ipad, Whitley and I still like to read paper, and we buy three newspapers every day--the Los Angeles Times, The Financial Times and the New York Times--and read even MORE of them on weekends, when we add the weekend Wall Street Journal to the mix.
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Tuesday, July 26, 2011
I just finished watching the fourth film I've appeared in and as usual, I was somewhat disappointed. It seems like the most important things I have to say are always left on the cutting room floor. In the first film, which was supposed to be part of a reality series on a cable channel, I was totally left out, relegated to a nodding presence,...
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Monday, July 11, 2011
This weekend we went to a wonderful play at a theater that's very near the hospital I was at for 6 weeks in 2004, after an aneurysm burst inside my brain. I was actually "out of it" for more like 2 months, since I spent some time at another hospital, because the ambulance always takes you to the closest place. Whitley (with the help of...
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