Tag Archives: DP 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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The Lost Art of Postcards

I had previously written about the lost art of handwritten notes here.  I had said there has always been something so exciting about receiving a long-hand written note from far away.  I go through this ritual of looking over the envelope. … 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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Sunset at Carmel Beach

Folks, Beau has a new favorite place to get his “zoomies” going. We noticed that when Beau is in a very playful mood, and this is usually when he’s outdoors, he gets into this mode of running around in large … 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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When There Is No Family

I was inspired to write this post this morning when I heard Michael Krasny’s interview of the Reverend Glenda Hope on Forum.  She is retiring to “dance with God” after 40 years of ministering to the poor and the troubled … 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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Name The Creature

While Walking through the town of Passau along the Danube River in Germany last week, we chanced upon a curio shop in one of the side streets.  Our eyes were drawn to this stuffed creature. As you can see, it … Continue reading

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Fresh: Meilin’s Cherry Tomatoes

At our recent July 4th celebration, the Chengs came to join us (sans Julian). They brought fresh fruits and their no-fuss easy cleanup granita machine. In the happy frenzy of preparations at our small kitchen, Meilin handed me a small … Continue reading

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