Category Archives: Monterey

Breakers at Dawn

Left, Pebble Beach. Right, Rocky Shores. Mornings are full of decisions. Do I wear the shoes that hurt my feet or the ones that hurt my knees? Pack a lunch or eat at the snack shack? These mundane choices help … Continue reading

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Endogeneity

Louisiana has a high percentage of people born in the state still living there. My question is this: do people stay because they can’t get filé, boudin & andouille sausage elsewhere OR does the lack of available cultural food stem … Continue reading

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Psychic Radio

Sometimes my iTunes is better than a Hallmark card; it plays the exact right song at the exact right moment. This morning, it was Guy Clark singing a version of Townes Van Zandt’s To Live is to Fly. I’d downloaded … Continue reading

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OCD

The buckle on my lap belt is facing the wrong way. I have to fix it. If I don’t, then I’m pretty sure we’ll have an incident (I’m flying out of Monterey, so incidents are expected), and I will be … Continue reading

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Disco Duck & Sysco Chicken

Last night was the campus Navy Ball celebrating 244 years since the creation of the US Navy. The other branches also have balls, but I’m gonna have to build up my tolerance to dress uniform exposure. Too much finery might … Continue reading

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Disappointing Maya Angelou

This is one of my all-time favorite quotes. It’s a unique blend of understanding, forgiveness, and responsibility. Most days I can stick to this mantra (unless there is berry chantilly cake, Cadbury mini-eggs, or bourbon involved) and to the 4 … Continue reading

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Wildlife

This house has raccoons. And gophers. And possibly some deer in the back yard (I don’t get up to see what’s rustling around out there after dark– I’ve seen those movies). I’ve slept with the windows open this “summer” and … Continue reading

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