Category Archives: Life

Maui morning

I may not know what day it is but I know exactly what time it is. We are out the door by 4:45 am for Phase 1 of the day: the competitive deck chair search. It’s us, the pool staff … Continue reading

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Sorry, I’m on aloha time.

I didn’t even remember until now that today is Saturday. I’ll try to pull myself and lots of pix together next week. In the meantime, enjoy the view, wherever you are. Hope it’s as magical as mine:

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Thirsty.

Honestly. We can really only manage one plague at a time. Which is why, during month after month after month of lockdown, we tried to ignore that it was also month after month after month without rain. That drought that … Continue reading

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And then we wined about the heat…

I’ve more or less made a career of complaining about how cold it is in coastal southern California (if you don’t believe me, show up in a tank top and hang out in one of our epic fog banks) so … Continue reading

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Hottest getaway!

Seems like everyone is on the road these days and we didn’t want to be left behind. Unfettered and unmasked, we were ready for a road trip. We headed up San Marcos Pass, rising above the fog and spent a … Continue reading

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Potatoes, A PUPPY and a party.

In the end, it was a very good thing that my potato seedlings failed. For if they hadn’t, I wouldn’t have asked my friend Tammy to come over to help me plant those homely-looking mail-order Adirondack Reds . My hope … Continue reading

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My kingdom for a potato.

There are two great motivators in my life. One is fear and the other, regrettably but truthfully, is envy. When you’re young, invincible and all lies ahead, the only real kind of fear is the FOMO kind – fear of … Continue reading

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Family, Friends, Blessings.

I’ve entered a state of perpetual amazement. Amazed, first, in retrospect at how strangely easy it was to adjust to a year of life lived in shadows, adopting as my mantra the Marcus Aurelius quote “Very little is needed to … Continue reading

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Family Album: Life, the Re-boot

Turns out, I needed all those lockdowns to rest up for what came next: real life 2.0 It’s gotten busy! Wonderfully busy! Appointments, events, even a party or two – all up to speed and going faster faster faster every … Continue reading

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We went to the prom!

Well, more accurately, the prom came to us. All we had to do was step out the door! Youth pastor Scott Dupar had a vision and a mission: this past year has been really hard on kids, and he wanted … Continue reading

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