Lost along the way

Over the years, I’ve come across quite a wide variety of stuff while hiking around Lake Natoma and my neighborhood; aside from the obvious food and drink trash that some people (sadly) leave behind, I’ve seen shoes, toys, game score cards, men’s suspenders (aka braces), a wheelbarrow, a coaster wagon, and various items of clothing. Sometimes it seems fairly obvious […]

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Through the wringer

All my life I’ve heard the expression of putting someone “through the wringer,” and while I knew what it meant and where it originated, I’ve never actually seen a clothes wringer in action. For several decades, wringers were standard equipment on washing machines, but the only place I had ever seen one was on the miniature red plastic washing machine […]

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Fools rush in…

With repairs of the bluffs above the bike trail actively ongoing with big construction equipment, you might think people would understand the area isn’t open for recreation. I’ll admit that I was among those who walked past the big concrete barriers several times during the summer — but that was before the serious work began. With the addition of the […]

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