Jackie Link's Blog

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Monday, January 23, 2006


Yesterday Barbara asked, “Why do you have a blog?”

“Because I can,” I said.

Eleven of us from Children’s Hospital E.R. days got together at Ellen’s yesterday. “The Eight:” - Mary Ellen from Portland, Barb from Mendocino, Dottie from Rio Nido, Ellen, Cassie, Judy, Kaethe and myself from the city – have been getting together since 1989, originally to work out the schedule, but really, it was Group Therapy to deal with the stress. Those were really hard times. And Donna, Micke and Sally were there too. Some of us go back to 1979, working in that Hell Hole. Oh man, the stories we could tell – but then you’ve probably seen “ER.”

Mary Ellen had us each give a five-minute Show & Tell because as she so rightfully says, if we all just talk at once we only get to catch up with a few others. Well, of course, that took a couple of hours.

And I rushed home to post the photos, of which this is one.

From left: Dottie, Barb, Mary Ellen, Cassie. Behind are Sally, Judy, Kaethe, me, Ellen & Donna (Micke had to leave earlier).

Saturday, January 21, 2006

Gratuitous photo

I do love my new camera.

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Lunch at Beverly's

I went to Bernal for lunch with Beverly yesterday. Years ago, when we both smoked, we would have intense conversations and each smoke over a pack of cigarettes while we talked. I think I like how we've grown older, gotten healthier and happier. I brought my new camera along and among the photos I took this one of the salt cellar in her window pleases me the most.

Saturday, January 14, 2006

Front Page News

I took in my traveling neighbor's paper this morning and imagine my surprise to see this as the front page story! I think San Francisco is parrot-friendly; what do you think? Full story can be read at SFGate.

Friday, January 13, 2006

So much for quiet time

Two days ago, on impulse, I bought a new digital camera online, then I went right to the store to pick it up. No waiting. I've been wanting to replace my stolen 35 mm SLR and its multiple lenses. This new Canon S2 IS duplicates what I could do before, and then some, and it weighs a fraction of the old camera. No film. No darkroom.

And I've spent most of the last two days updating my software, though I finally did take a few pictures while I was out doing laundry this morning. This is the bookstore on 18th Street.

My only quibble is the enormous size of the files and I haven't figured out yet how to make them smaller. So much to do.