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still dry

The Lake Berryessa Glory Hole (official name Morning Glory Spillway, an open bell-mouth spillway) – high and dry in August 2021 – although, to be honest, I don’t pass by there on a regular basis, but the reservoir level does … Continue reading

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock – (which, apparently, some of my neighbors are – they are still watering their lawns. EVERY. DAY. WTAF?!) – you’re aware that California is experiencing a drought. After a seriously below average rainfall … Continue reading


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IONTW – February 26, 2017

Skateboarding for a better world. I love the pictures of the girls with headscarves and boards. More card catalog awesomeness – officially neat handwriting! Be writer in residence! At a shopping mall. I don’t have to worry about PTA bake sales, … Continue reading

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Happy Nothing-says-love-like-buying-obligatory-crap-on-this-particular-Day!

Yeah, don’t get me started. It’s the most horrid of all the so-called holidays. (OK, you’re right, I say that about Christmas when it’s that time of year.) But this, while there’s also the rampant commercialism that plagues Christmas, is … Continue reading

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As large inanimate objects occasionally do, some of the water district tanks play the role of canvas for the graffitists. Much of it is the juvenile, banal why even put in the effort variety, but every once in a while … Continue reading

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notes to self

Funny – not the haha kind, but the other – these showed up almost next to each other on my FB feed – the lattice of coincidence … Not sure I particularly needed to hear it that day, but always … Continue reading

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the b word

We weren’t allowed to be bored when we were kids. Well… we could be, but if we SAID we were, my Dad would find something for us to do. Some fun task like cleaning the kitchen floor. We caught on … Continue reading

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as someone said … it’s what keeps everything from happening all at once. sixty seconds in a minute, sixty minutes in an hour, twenty-four hours and on we go. all fixed quantities, right? measurable, immutable. who can stop the hands … Continue reading

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what do you do?

I. what? what do you do? it’s another one of those questions, like where are you from?, that people ask all the time, so we know what they (most likely) mean, but if you stop and think about it, what … Continue reading

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Biggerbetterfasterstronger and so on… In these days of some is good, more is better and too much is not enough, the word epic does get perhaps overused. [Although one of the best compliments I’ve gotten about something I’ve baked – … Continue reading

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