Lifestyles 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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Talkin’ on sunshine

It’s early Friday morning and so here I am like clockwork with another post. I hope everyone is OK with my  predictable blogging, appearing each week at this time.  If I were to do it more often or less, I think it would annoy everyone, so I have settled on this schedule. Thank you so much […]

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Color me Barbara

Whenever I visit or revisit a place, especially for the second or third time, I try develop a living persona for that spot.  Something I can consider three-dimensionally and five-sensorally too, alive and in high def.  So far, my photographic sojourns have been about rediscovering California, especially the southern half, and embracing it. Coming to love […]

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Coff drops

One of my husband’s many siblings had a birthday party at the beach, where almost all my in-laws live, this week. I usually snap photos on the down low with a pocket camera but this time I brought one of my two Nikons and shot a full round of pictures. Geoffrey got his brother a new chipper and I got […]

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Till death (all of) us do part

This is what I would consider a ‘think piece’ and it is still a thinking-in-progress, really my mind working out loud, so please indulge me as I spin this.   I have the rare opportunity to be forced out of my comfortable niche and into a foreign environment, little different from the one that Margaret […]

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