The Sand and the Surf

We managed to get out to the coast for a few days of rest and relaxation. I've wanted to visit Santa Cruz in the fall, to go to the beach when the crowds aren't there, for quite a few years now. We celebrated our twentieth wedding anniversary, and my fifty-first birthday is coming up, so... Continue Reading →

Mississippi Plow Generations

Among the old family slides, was this image of one of my great-great uncles, also known as my great-grandmother's brother, with a very old plow, and I don't know about the horse. This is the branch of family tree descended directly from Ireland, from a young man age thirteen, traveling alone, who arrived in New... Continue Reading →

Please Stand By…

I've had a terrible cold for the past five days. I hope to get back into posting by the end of the coming weekend.   These photos are from last November, 2018, when wildfires were raging through the state of California. These photos were taken in the afternoon. Though we were many miles away from... Continue Reading →

This time of year… Better Than Ezra

https://youtu.be/LTwzKRjJkA0 I've been incredibly busy lately. Hoping to get to writing in the next couple of days. Better Than Ezra's "Deluxe" is one of my all-time favorite albums. This is a great song about this time of year. TS   Featured Image: Roots and Autumn Leaves, Teri Skultety

October in the Railroad Earth, Jack Kerouac

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hjPZpaXNsw October in the Rail Road Earth "spontaneous" prose There was a little alley in San Francisco back of the Southern Pacific station at Third and Townsend in redbrick of drowsy lazy afternoons with everybody at work in offices in the air you feel the impending rush of their commuter frenzy as soon theyโ€™ll be... Continue Reading →

Autumnal Equinox

The City, the weather turning now. The Harvest Moons rising high against the edge of the water. Boats rocking against the piers. Tankers and cargo ships anchored in the bay, the waves pushing against the locks. Giant glowing balloons beckoning the bounty of Autumn shorn from the surface of the plentiful terrain, loaded into the... Continue Reading →

The Fall Colour

August in California is very definitely still Summer. This August here has been the hottest month of the year so far. The trees won't really begin to shed their leaves until mid October. It will likely still be hot outside on Halloween. Our Winters go quickly. In February we'll see the first buds on flowering... Continue Reading →

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