Lifestyles Category

Start spreading the views – Part Three

It took a visit from Charlotte to remind me that I owe you all the conclusion to this story, so, finally, here it is. Where were we? Heading north from the Upper East side of Manhattan, glued to our lane in the worst traffic jam I have seen in decades. The drive near the wedding […]

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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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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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