Culture Category

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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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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