Tag Archives: Family

Family Album: 99 never looked so fine!

If age really is just a number, I think we should all choose 99. It surely looks good on Phyllis! The crown, along with with a sweet pot of flowers, was a gift from Daniel and Victoria. Queen V drove … Continue reading

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LA Weekend.

One Saturday in the mid-70’s when I was very new to California and having some difficulty adjusting to things like purple ice plant blooming in mid-February and the hills on fire in December, the CE suggested we make a day … Continue reading

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Family Album: Maui Memories.

Yes, it was a bit of a challenge to get there. But I’d do it all and more again to be back in Maui. Every trip is a little bit different but always, always magical. We go back a long … 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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Family Album: Newport Beach, the long way.

We used to live in and out of our suitcases. But after a year of almost continuous lockdown, a road trip seemed almost daunting. How could we leave the animals? Who can remember how to pack, what to pack, besides … Continue reading

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Unexpected gifts.

There’s a quirky article in The Wall Street Journal today regarding the upside of “sloppily wrapped” gifts. This caught my eye, as I am one of those slapdash gift-wrappers whose gifts look like they were wrapped by an assembly line … Continue reading

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Family Album: a holiday, anyway!

You can’t keep hungry people down. Thanksgiving was going to happen one way or another. We turned a day into a week to lighten the (viral) load and we were blessed with the absolute most spectacular weather I think I’ve … Continue reading

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Family Album: San Francisco.

Well, let’s just say there are currently no little cable cars climbing halfway to the stars. Tony Bennett may have to sing a new tune about that city by the Bay. After the relaxed and almost festive atmosphere of Paso … Continue reading

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Family Album: Pet Friendly Weekend

After our third wave of house guests, we’re calling it Hotel Lily. It works like this: they can check in any time they like, but we can never leave. No one’s complaining – especially not Lily! We love having this … Continue reading

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