California Category

Tickling ivories

“Back up you creep. Get away from me. I know you love to intimidate women. But you can’t intimidate me. Back. Up!”  I love that line. Wish she had said it during that debate. More on this in a minute. August flew by, didn’t it? It is my birthday month (yay) and I would always […]

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Soft spots

I recently took an online class with Geo Rittenmyer on photography for stock sales. His portfolio was impressive but even more intriguing were the tips he gave us about taking photographs that might be sold for thousands of dollars. It is not what you would think. The trend is not to use expensive cameras and […]

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East of eatin’

Summer is finally upon us and it roared into Santa Clarita with a vengeance. It has been hovering around 100F for over a week. This is the time I begin dreaming of snow and even the Hallmark Channel’s Christmas in July seems like a high point, LOL! We’ve been back and forth to San Diego. […]

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Sandy ego

I’m back! My only excuse is I have been busy (like all of you!). Down to San Diego, up to Valencia and all the chores involved with both houses, as well as the new car, is stretching every minute four or five times. But here I am with the latest updates.  I have to admit the craziness […]

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Calaughornia

When I first visited out here back in the 1980s, I was immediately struck by how cheerful everyone was. It didn’t seem forced or phony. People were literally happy. I cannot explain it. Golden state atmosphere, perhaps? Everything turns to gold. Or could it be that unhappy people just leave. Unhappy like — forgive me […]

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