Category Archives: Monterey

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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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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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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