Artistic

As is our post Thanksgiving tradition, Megan and I met Kalli and Jarrett at the annual craft fair in the Village. The Village was packed, with sillier-than-usual visitors meandering all […]

You would think that the Gilmore Girls revival would be a bright spot in this darkest of Novembers, but you’d be wrong. Within five minutes of the first episode, it […]

Aftermath

There ended up being a lot of people jammed into my bijou residence for dinner, but I’m pleased to report that the evening didn’t involve stitches, handcuffs, Narcan or the […]

Ready or Not

Ready to Go I was planning to sleep in until it was light(ish) outside on this T-Day, but the ever-willful Audrey had other ideas, as she often does. She woke […]

Thanksgiving Eve

Hello star dish, my old friend I always say that the secret to surviving Thanksgiving is to plan ahead and delegate. Despite following my own well-meant advice, this year’s Thanksgiving […]

Regrets

Moon Set Morning This spectacular sky greeted me as I arrived at work one morning last week. I stopped to take a picture as I marveled at its beauty. On […]

The Secret World of Food

Deskside Delivery Of the many things that have surprised me about working at the clinic – and there are more than a few – one of the most unexpected is […]

Little did I know that running screaming hand-in-hand with Jessica through the Haunted Hall of Horrors on Halloween would be the least scary thing that happened to me all that […]

This Is Halloween

It was a dark and stormy Halloween, but we did not let that deter us from the determined hunt for candy. Jessica was dressed as Hel, the Norse goddess of […]

Weekend Excursion

South Coast View During a break between storms, Megan and I once again wended our way to the south coast. Coming around a corner, we found the view above to […]

Dining & Dancing

Megan and I headed for the beautiful south coast in her little red car on a rainy Sunday morning. The ocean was showing off, as it does when stormy weather […]

Hand Made

I saw a dream come true. Years ago, my siblings scratched and clawed an epic 80 foot by 80 garden out of the pygmy and the scrub. The next year, […]

Roadside America

Waking up when it’s light outside with cats sleeping peacefully on the bed and not (I’m looking at you, Queen Audrey) demanding to be let out: priceless. It’s good to […]

Postcard

Hello from the redwoods! You’re right, there are redwoods in Hooterville, too. But it’s just one of those California things that you can drive for hours and still be in […]

It’s 9:00 am. Do you know where your Suzy is? She is lounging in bed with coffee, cats, and the sun streaming through the skylight. You may be wondering how […]

'Tis the Season

My old friend the moon was blasting this morning, looking suitably Halloween-y and illuminating the road and the ocean the whole way to work in the early morning darkness. It […]

Ghost Stories

You all know how I love a good cemetery walk, whether it’s in Sleepy Hollow, the final resting place of Brom Bones and Katrina Van Tassel, or the small, but […]

For Real (Estate)

It’s been a banner year for real estate among my circle of friends. My friend Richard and his wife bought the house they rented for several years. The owner passed […]

The Inconstant Gardener

The Garden Says HelloWith the luxury of an extra (unpaid) day off, I decided to do a couple of things in the neglected garden. Fortunately, it’s done pretty well without […]

Playful

The Stage Is Set I ended my sunny Saturday by meeting Megan and Lu in the Village for dinner and a play. Megan and Lu were already at the table […]