Category Archives: California

Curiousity and Learning

I’m a lifetime learner, but apparently I need some remedial education on curiousity. For instance, I never should have tried the sausage burrito sold out of a shack next to my office building. They have homemade salsa, which creates a … Continue reading

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My Own Private Wormhole

You can’t get there from here. It’s an old joke, but all too true for me. I’ve visited Jack’s Peak Park at least 6 times, but never by the same route, despite the fact that there’s only 1 road to … Continue reading

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I’ve Had Worse

Is there more faint praise than I’ve Had Worse? It’s only Tuesday at 6:56 am, and that’s this week’s assessment– I’ve had worse. (Way, way, way worse.)  Nothing bad’s happening, just an accumulation of adulting that sucks the joy from the … Continue reading

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Contempt of Convertible

65 and sunny. My car was made for days like this. I drop the top every chance I get, but am amazed by the number of convertibles I see with the lid on. Maybe they spent a lot of time … Continue reading

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First Call

It’s like “last call,” but earlier. Or later if you’re out ’till 2 am (not that there’s anything wrong with that.) First Call sounds every morning at 7:55 and that means there’s 5 minutes until the national anthem begins to … Continue reading

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A Patch of Earth

This house I’m renting comes with a yard. I hacked the rosemary growing over the stairs and it nearly filled the recycle bin. Don’t worry. There’s plenty left. I decided that all I needed was a weedeater to deal with … Continue reading

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21st Day in Monterey

3 weeks it’s been since Lyle and I drove up, up, up the hill to my rental in Monterey. I can get to and from the office, Big Sur, and Safeway without any help from Sacagawea, which is what Lyle … Continue reading

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