California Category

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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Up-stares Down-stares

OK, everyone, I feel badly. It has been how many weeks since I last posted? I admit it. My schedule has been overwhelmed and I don’t know with what really, as things have been somewhat unremarkable but jam-packed. I am back up at our main place in Valencia and have had a chance to recover […]

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Lake effects, no?

First off, Happy 2017! This may be a completely disjointed¬†post. Hopefully short on verbiage and long on photos. We had a whirlwind Christmas with visitors and trips to the mountains, dinners out, and crazy weather. Seriously, we are having lots of precip, which for us is a miracle. Cold enough to drape everything around us […]

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All things bright …

So here we are, embarking (almost) on a new year. I am sure every one of us is looking on the brightest side we can. For me, the holidays are wonderful, no matter what else is going on. ¬†By the way, to those of you who have been with me these last few years as […]

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Dark matters

What irony. My last post was on the sunny, warm, glowing happiness that comes with San Diego and its Great Ball of Fire, that spreads over the landscape virtually every day of the year. Then I came back up to our main house in Valencia and a week of welcomed rain and cold, with dark […]

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