October 2016

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 […]