Category Archives: Daily Post Challenge

If The Ground Could Speak

We joined friends for a trip to Croatia in the Summer of 2014. The Dalmatian Coast was in all its summertime splendor.  One of the towns we visited during a day trip was Ston, on the Peljesac Peninsula. We spent … Continue reading

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Open Trails For The New Year!

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Shadowed.” We were hiking on the Purisima Creek Redwood Open Space Preserve. We decided on taking it easy this time around. We chose the 7 mile loop recommended by the Bay … Continue reading

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Leave You Behind

One day, I will no longer walk around with this low-grade anxiety hanging around me like a dirty cloud.  You and you kind think you can just strut about like peacocks, vain as can be, trampling on whatever little self-respect … Continue reading

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A Random Act of Kindness

The line was moving very slowly at the drugstore. The two women who just paid at the counter were holding the line. They were engaged in animated conversation, indifferent to the waiting people, some fuming with impatience. I surmised that … Continue reading

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The Cake Out In The Rain with Old Men Playing Checkers

I saw Ben Huberman’s Odd Trio Redux over the weekend calling for a post to be written about anything that comes to mind, but we had to incorporate a slice of cake, a pair of flip-flops, and someone old and … Continue reading

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Tears over Gravlax

Recently, while reading the engrossing memoir of celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson, the memory of my first visit in December 2001 at his Swedish restaurant Aquavit in New York City came rushing back.  My father, Tatay as we called him, passed away early … Continue reading

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Children Say It Like It Is

I was heading west on the sidewalk of our town’s main drag. It was a cool crisp late morning. The clouds had decided to linger. My arms were full. I had picked up the dry cleaning and tucked under one … Continue reading

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The Call

I’m slowly awakened by a persistent ringing just outside my room. My eyelids reluctantly break their embrace.  I sluggishly turn my head towards the sound.  It’s the phone. Who could be calling on a lazy Sunday afternoon?  Where is everyone … Continue reading

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Remembering Childhood Gifts

She was the first person beyond my family that I encountered first thing Saturday morning.  We chatted about the weather, the emergency drought situation, the fire on the next building just before the holidays. She was wearing her usual black … Continue reading

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One Look Back, Then Onward

Yesterday afternoon, I carved out some time to take a long walk. It was sunny and clear after the morning fog burned off. I’m sure the tall Redwoods in our yard appreciated the mist in the morning.  I had read … Continue reading

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