Tag Archives: Postaday 2014

We Shall Never Forget!

My sister-in-law, Merle, emailed me a photo today. It was from her daughter, Justine, who lives in Manhattan. This evening, she took a photo of the Beacon Light from the Freedom Tower, as she saw it from her window. We … Continue reading

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Driving and Talking

One sunny morning this week, I came out of our driveway with all my usual bright expectations of my workday. Once I turned right to go up the hill to Skyline Boulevard, I noticed that all of a sudden, I … Continue reading

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Trastevere, Rome

One highlight of our stay in Rome was learning about areas where locals like to go for a birra or an Amatriciana. Jonathan, our all around go-to person during our Rome stay, suggested various “off-the-beaten-path but not-for-the-faint-of-heart” gems. Trastevere did … Continue reading

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Revisiting Rome

We set off to our summer vacation looking forward to another adventure.  On the encouragement of some friends, we decided to take the long journey to Europe again. The trip was to get acquainted with Croatia and its surrounds.  First, … Continue reading

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Life’s Carbuncles

She walked into our office with her two grandchildren in tow. She was wearing the traditional Spanish-influenced turn of the 20th century garb, the saya.  We don’t see those too often anymore. The light lace-edged cream-colored top with its starched … Continue reading

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To My Nieces On Their Graduation

Dear Ronna and Mara: This period marks such a milestone to you and your family, with a high school graduation and a college graduation in the same year. For us parents, it is a time for quiet gratification that we … 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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CVS Butts Out!

By now, most people have heard the breaking news that CVS, one of the biggest pharmaretailers in the United States, has decided to remove cigarettes from all their 7600 locations by October 2014.  I have always wondered why these pharmacy … Continue reading

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Saturday Morning Family Hike

This weekend, when we did our family hike, we talked about you and your two cousins, among other matters. We recalled your years of growing up closely together, and where each of you are now. I like to view them … 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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