Monthly Archives: January 2020

Random Shuffle

There are nearly 2 weeks worth of songs on my iTunes. When I start my car, Bluetooth magically starts a random shuffle of all songs. Some mornings I’m treated to Bing Crosby‘s White Christmas, PitBull’s Fireball Gordon Lightfoot’s Sundown, Prince’s … Continue reading

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Gift of the Magi

I’ve traded boudin for Big Sur. There are pros and cons to every decision, and if it seems to be too good to be true– it probably is. I love living in California. Every day is suffused with spectacular beauty … Continue reading

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Here’s to you, Cupertino

I’ve lived in Monterey for 7 1/2 months. My mother-in-law, Gayle, suffered from Alzheimer’s and thought I lived in Cupertino, which is just down the road. She and Wally had lived in Cupertino and she loved the mountains and the … Continue reading

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Here’s to you, Cupertino

I’ve lived in Monterey for 7 1/2 months. My mother-in-law, Gayle, suffered from Alzheimer’s and thought I lived in Cupertino, which is just down the road. She and Wally had lived in Cupertino and she loved the mountains and the … Continue reading

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Infinite Temperature

Last night I went to a physics lecture hosted by the Monterey Institute for Research in Astronomy (MIRA). Was There A Single Big Bang? is the title of the presentation given by Dr. Brian G. Keating of UC San Diego. … Continue reading

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Pacheco Pass

Even though I’m from north Louisiana (about 140 feet above sea level), I’m familiar with the term pass (as it relates to roads and not grades). This weekend I drove up to Modesto in the Central Valley and took the … Continue reading

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