Tag Archives: California

And Santa Monica, briefly.

If you have enough kids and grandkids, you can be gone almost every weekend. This time it was Santa Monica. James turned ten! He was king for the weekend. But never forget that the CE remains emperor! James and I … Continue reading

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I’ve seen fire and I’ve seen rain.

I’m so sorry, but must pause the reading recap, slip a bookmark in it until next week. Because this is a week of grieving in my community, and to the extent that a blog is a sort of ship’s log, … Continue reading

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Thomas Fire: the Aftermath.

Why is it that on the shortest days of the year I have the longest lists? Dawn arrives in the thinnest, milky colors these December days and then, it seems, dark falls again before I can get anything done. I … Continue reading

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Praying for Santa Barbara.

Things have changed so quickly that since starting this post a few minutes ago I have managed to rather severely bury the lede. Bloggers are not reporters, as it turns out. Most of you reading are not in an emergency … Continue reading

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Up in flames.

I thought the worst thing that was going to happen this week was my root canal. Wow, was I wrong. SoCal is on fire this week and not in any of the ways one might hope. At the moment, six … Continue reading

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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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