Category Archives: Califorina

A Different Badge of Honor

Yesterday, I woke up to the news with Buffalo and most of Western New York state buried in six feet of snow.  The stories have ranged from amusing (dog got snowed in and can’t go out to pee) to macabre … Continue reading

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Boo In The Sky

While walking along the main streets of Balboa Island in Southern California last week, we decided to head towards the water. As I looked up at the overcast skies, I noticed the drama of three tall palms and the Halloween … Continue reading

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Summer Solstice Wedding

This past weekend, we dedicated our time to celebrate with some dear friends the marriage of their youngest daughter, Christina, in Carmel Valley.  Christina and our daughter have been friends since they were in Middle School. They were classmates, sports … Continue reading

Posted in Bagpipes, Califorina, Carmel Valley, Childhood Friends, DPChallenge, High School Friends, mother-daughter relationship, Pebble Beach, Quail Lodge & Golf Club, Summer Solstice, Wedding | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Bagpipes At Sunset

The forecasters promised a dry Sunday. But all through the morning, as we made our way southward out of the Peninsula, it was cold, wet, and gray.  We tried to convince ourselves that everywhere around us were low-lying clouds and … Continue reading

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First Day of Fall

Today is supposed to be the first day of Fall.  It’s technically supposed to arrive sometime early in the afternoon PDT in the SF Bay Area.  It is also known as the Autumnal Equinox. Unlike the Midwest and Eastern part … Continue reading

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Daily Prompt: Places

Today’s WordPress Daily Prompt asks for Places:  Beach, mountain, forest, or somewhere else entirely? It was early Saturday morning, and the family just had to go for a hike along the beach. The temperatures have warmed up a bit in … Continue reading

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De-Nudifying San Francisco

It seems that the issue of nudity has reached such clandestinely extreme levels that San Francisco Supervisor Scott Wiener has introduced legislation to regulate it. According to the news, the legislation proposes to “make it illegal to walk around nude … Continue reading

Posted in Califorina, Castro District, Culture, Equality, First Amendment Rights, Freedom of Expression, gays and lesbians, Nudity, San Francisco, Sex, social issues | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

“There Is No One California” – Ouch!

This morning, I listened to Victor Davis Hanson‘s interview by Michael Krasny on Forum, about his controversial article, “There is no California,” published on the Orange County Register, on August 15, 2012.  I got curious. So, when I had a … Continue reading

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