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Old Mission Santa Barbara

Which, I don’t know that there’s a New Mission Santa Barbara, but I suppose when you’ve been around since 1786 you can call yourself whatever you want. As these things go, it was established on the named saint’s day – … Continue reading

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the barracks

I’d heard something about art studios at “the barracks”, but, the usual one thing and another, never gotten there. So many things to see and do! Anyhow, made it there over this past weekend, when there were open studios at … Continue reading

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Buffalo Bill Center of the West

The Buffalo Bill Center of the West is not one, not two, but FIVE!!! – that’s right, FIVE! – museums and a research library of allthethings of the American West. The five museums are the Buffalo Bill Museum, the Plains … Continue reading

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IONTW – September 3, 2017

OK, I’m a little late to the party on it being the two-hundredth anniversary of Henry David Thoreau’s birth (July 12, 1817), but here’s a neat photo of Thoreau’s journal covers, and a lovely book from St. Brigid Press: A … Continue reading

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2017 Heart Mountain Pilgrimage

Somehow the Heart Mountain Pilgrimage showed up on my radar this year, and then I had enough vacation time to make a long weekend of it and go! In an ideal world it would have been cool to take more … Continue reading

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IONTW – August 20, 2017

Finding links between seemingly unrelated data sets – tree cover and crime? Cheese! Cool photos of wildlife on Mt. Tamalpais. The otters out of water are particularly neat – I don’t think of them as moving around on land so … Continue reading

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IONTW – July 2, 2017

I’m currently listening to Barbara Kingsolver’s Animal, Vegetable, Miracle – I know I’ve read her fiction and enjoyed it in the past, although I don’t particularly recall any story details – so the name caught my eye when browsing the … Continue reading

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