California Category

City gritty

All summer long I have been thinking of all of you and meaning to add a new post. I hope you have all been well. One of the things that has prompted this post is the fact that our best friends in the neighborhood, who arrived on our street when we did years back, are […]

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The Un-y-mooners: the grand finale

Where did we leave off? I think we were in India, on the last day of our second Un-y-moon (the first being in Vermont in the winter) in August, the height of monsoon season. Here are the links to previous chapters in this series: https://bethanybyrnes.com/2014/07/23/the-un-y-moon/ https://bethanybyrnes.com/2014/07/26/the-un-y-moon-part-ii/ https://bethanybyrnes.com/2014/08/02/the-newly-wed/ https://bethanybyrnes.com/2015/05/22/the-newbie-wed-our-journey-continued/ After a wonderful whirl-wind trip with the […]

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Hot saws

— Mexico has been in the news repeatedly for the past two years, and we all know why.  A deranged toddler averred that Mexico has not been sending their best. Really? Has this clown ever been there? Has he been in the Southwestern United States much? One thing I appreciate about being in Southern California, […]

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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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