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Today is World Cancer Day

Today – February 4 – is World Cancer Day. It is also the sixth anniversary of my 2nd cancer diagnosis – I was in 4th stage by the time they found it. My first – less serious diagnosis – was originally in 2008. So essentially, the last nine years of my life – all of […]

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Row. Row, Row Your Boat

New Year’s Eve weekend between 2015 and 2016.  The Mountain Man and I decided to take a trip up north along the coast.   Neither of us is particularly fond of the ocean…and we had only known each 8 weeks. Outside of traveling up to his home near Redding, we had not been on an overnight trip together. […]

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Yorkville, Boonville and Philo on CA State Route 128

Making love in the afternoon with Cecilia Up in my bedroom I got up to wash my face When I come back to bed Someone’s taken my place (Cecilia – Simon and Garfunkel 1970) Is it wrong to sing along at full volume with this song? Is it wrong to do so while it’s playing […]

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Pillow fight breaks out on Continental flight

Why does this never happen when I am on a flight? A flight en route to an airport near Seattle took a turn for the silly last week when passengers busted out their tiny in-flight pillows and started a fight. via Pillow fight breaks out on Continental flight : Hot Topics.

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4 Star Rated bathroom in China's Forbidden City

San Francisco: The Ferry Building and Saturday Farmer’s Market

Saturday morning with mom and dad.  We headed out on the 9:40 Ferry from Larkspur Landing.  Plenty of free parking – my parents sprung for the round trip tickets and off we went.  On the way in, we sat on the top, facing the back of the boat.  It was cold and foggy on the […]

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Navigating the River of Life on the Day of the Dead

Here in Petaluma, our strongest winds occur in the winter and spring.  It is uncharacteristic to have heavy winds in the fall, but it happens nonetheless.  On one bright Saturday in October 2000 wind unexpectedly shook the sky for most of the day – not that it stopped anyone from going about their weekend business. […]

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Fresno: Japanese Gardens and Iranian Dancers

After the Forestiere Underground Gardens, Sydnee and I still had a few hours of afternoon time before we headed up to San Jose. With a population of over half a million, we figured there would surely be lots of things to do in Fresno.   We asked several people at the Forestiere Gardens what they would […]

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Sunrise in Los Banos

Days Inn Los Banos California This just in from the department of “miracles often happen while you are whining about irrelevancies”.  A friend of mine and I are in a motel in Los Banos, California as part of a short road trip that included several points of interest in Fresno yesterday and which will take us […]

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Covelo: Blackberries, Street Dancing, Camping and Grieving Spirits

During 2009, I spent a lot of time in Mendocino County, which gave me an opportunity to discover new places and unique events. One of those places was Covelo and the event in question was the Blackberry Festival.  The man I had been with at the time had promised to take me to the festival […]

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Stienstra: Now’s the time for elk watching

A great article by Tom Stienstra about elk watching in Northern California.  One of the places he mentions is Prairie Creek, where Bruce, Teresa and I were as part of our road trip to Oregon as per my post here. From our hiding place below a short levee at Grizzly Island Wildlife Area, we rose […]

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Liberation of the Animals at the City of 10,000 Buddhas

Over the last 18 months,  The City of 10,000 Buddhas has become my “go to” place for serenity.  Located in Talmage, California near Ukiah, it is an easy ride north from my home in Sonoma County.  In spite of my naturally social nature, I tend to go to the City of 10,000 Buddhas alone, finding […]

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Old Town Eureka

Eureka and Arts Alive

“Eureka is an exclamation used as an interjection to celebrate a discovery. It comes from the Ancient Greek Εὕρηκα/Ηὕρηκα – Heurēka/Hēurēka meaning approximately “I have found it”. From: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eureka_(word) Well, we found it.  After the Patrick’s Point / Emerald Forest campground / Arcata Marsh escapade, Teresa and I headed down 101 to Eureka on Saturday […]

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The 10th Annual Sonoma Lavender Festival

When I think of lavender, I think of Provence.  At least that’s what all the home decorating magazines tell me to think. Not that I have ever been to Provence.  As a matter of fact, I am not even sure where Provence is.  France?  Let me check. Thank goodness for Wikipedia! Fortunately, you won’t need […]

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