Tag Archives: Monterey

Space: The Final Frontier

Day t+8 of the COVID19 quarantine. Real estate in Monterey, CA, is at a premium; ergo most houses are small in square footage. Normally, this isn’t a problem for me because I don’t spend a lot of time in my … Continue reading

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Shelter at Home

Day t-1. I broke my wine opener. The corkscrew got stuck and snapped off. Not an auspicious beginning to my quarantine party. Monterey County has issued a “shelter in place” order. I’m fortunate to be able to work from home, … 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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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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