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Two poems

These two poems were given to me by my mom several years ago. I believe she wrote them when I was fairly young — but I don’t know exactly when, and when I asked her about it recently, she couldn’t recall either. I’ve had them stowed safely away in my Treasure Box, waiting for a good time to share them […]

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Buried treasure, Part 3

It’s already been a few weeks since my previous Treasure Box post, and, as promised, this one has a little bit of everything in it. Although I’m positive all these items came home with me from Mexico, I’ve long since forgotten the exact way in which I acquired them. I’m also not including here my beloved stack of Mexican comic […]

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Coastal Cervidae

When I visited Point Reyes in late September I was hoping for a chance to check out the Tomales Point Elk Reserve. Unfortunately I ran short on time; after a quick trip to the Historic Point Reyes Lifeboat Station, I was returning north along the peninsula along Sir Francis Drake Boulevard. It’s a narrow, two-lane road without much of a […]

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The Adventure Continues… Flying Fish

This Classic episode of California’s Gold first aired in 1999 — but the fascination with flying fish continues, and the Catalina flying fish tours are as popular as ever. Catalina has been famous for many things over the years: glass bottom boats, buffalo, and the casino, to name a few. But one of the strangest and most popular attractions has […]

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Sonoma road show

I always enjoy the trip over to the coast, and I especially like sharing driving duties with the Big Guy; we’ve both agreed that I’m more patient in dealing with freeway frustrations. For years I avoided any driving on roads with a lot of twists and turns, especially along the coast — but these days I’m getting more comfortable in […]

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Serious Moonlight

I first learned about the artist Chiura Obata (1885-1975) during my visit to Sacramento’s Crocker Art Museum back in September 2018. I shared some images from that visit more recently, in October 2020, showing some of his drawings and other pieces (including the one above) that particularly impressed me. So I was very happy to discover Moonlight, a large piece […]

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