Tag Archives: California

In which I howl about coyotes.

I heard them again the other night. Yip-yip-yipping somewhere behind our property. It’s an almost nightly serenade, a pack of coyotes, celebrating their latest kill; maybe a gopher or a squirrel, but more likely a bunny rabbit or some careless … Continue reading

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Dispatches from the fog zone.

At first I couldn’t place the sound – what was that humming I heard? I walked down the hall to better hear it – ah, yes, it was the furnace kicking in. The heat had come on. Of course. Because … Continue reading

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Saturday blues.

I’m giving you the day off from chickens. Not, mind you, because they are any less fascinating than they were last week or the week before or the week before that… Just giving it a pause. And maybe because yesterday … Continue reading

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I Pink Winter Might Be Over.

It’s happening. There was still the palest hint of light in the sky at quarter past six yesterday evening. Of course, we face about as far to the west as you can here, given that the Pacific ocean actually lies … Continue reading

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Buckets and buckets and buckets!

Just when it seems your prayers are never heard, the skies just open up and the benisons pour out. Yesterday it was a torrent, a deluge of blessings to soothe our long California drought. It rained. Oh how it rained! … Continue reading

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Family Album: Santa Monica Weekend

The CE told me he thought he felt an earthquake yesterday. Nah, I said, that was just the earth tilting a little bit as our family members changed coasts. It wasn’t that long ago that all four kids were living … Continue reading

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Take nothing for granted.

I’m going to make a confession and I hope you won’t think less of me. Occasionally – not all the time – but sometimes, when I’m in NYC, I let the water run while I brush my teeth. I watch … Continue reading

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