Tag Archives: Santa Barbara

Giving thanks.

I’d just plopped into the chair and dipped my aching feet into the pre-pedicure foot bath when every phone in the nail salon simultaneously buzzed. Emergency alert. Uh-oh, what’s up? In SoCal on a windy, dry Monday afternoon in November, … Continue reading

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Highly seasoned.

As a Midwesterner marooned in SoCal, it took me decades to accept what passes for seasons here. January through December, all I saw was weather that was never too cold but never quite warm enough. No, of course it doesn’t … 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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