Culture 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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Gilty pleasure

For some reason, the Santa Clarita Valley where we live has three glossy magazines about living here in shangrila. Things like Inside Santa Clarita or Elite Valencia, of all things, Seasons, now that’s rich (we really have only one). A couple of weeks ago, as I was thumbing through them for once (instead of instantly […]

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No woman is an island

Well, here I go again, apologizing. I meant to be more active on WP this last two weeks but the project got in the way. I am wrapping it up this week, so I should be back to normal shortly. I don’t intend to be absent, I have just been overwhelmed. There isn’t much new to report. […]

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The allure of good fortune

Often when I post I will tell you I have had a busy week and this was thrown together. Well, this was the opposite. Other than planting more ground cover to replace lawn, I have been lazing around, reading a new book (that I will amplify on next week), watching the political spectacle unfolding here, […]

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Guise and dolls

Well, here it is, Friday morning. I had planned to have this post up by late last night. But, my schedule flew out the window because I watched the entire 11 hours of the Kangaroo prosecution of Hillary Clinton yesterday. I put the DVR record on so I could pause and take care of chores […]

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