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A Long Weekend in Mendocino and Fort Bragg

This post is about a long weekend spent on the Mendocino coast. Of course there is a cancer story that goes along with this. Lately there is a cancer story involved in everything I do. Perhaps one day I will go on a trip with no cancer story, but that is a different life and […]

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A home in the Cherry Street historic district

Tarantula Woman visits Santa Rosa

When I woke up on the morning of Sunday, October 31st, I was a more than a little surprised to run into a stranger in the bathroom. She had long blond disheveled hair and was covered in tarantula tattoos. The person in the bathroom turned out to be me – the original Miss Priss – […]

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knitted skull

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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Egyptian Containers

Belgian Waffles and Egyptian Mummies

Although our original plan after our day in Fresno was to barrel straight through to San Jose for the night, exhaustion and a finite amount of daylight hours made Los Banos a more logical stopping point. Sydnee and I had passed Los Banos on the way down and it had been clear that there would […]

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