shoes off

Since moving to California a few years ago, my entire home has been on ground level and, when I’m at home, I am almost always barefoot. After years of living…

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the comfort of the familiar

In a year with so much strangeness and newness and upheaval, the sight of something familiar can be a comfort. I've got my eye out for pumpkins. What about you?

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my own bird’s eye view

Do you see that white thing on the top of the tall, grey pole? That’s a cockatoo. I watched this cockatoo sit there on a very windy day for what…

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school supplies

At the end of summer, when I was a kid, I'd keep my eye on the Sunday newspaper. It had ads for great sales on school supplies. I'd coax my…

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need a lift?

“If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.”– Booker T. Washington This goat sculpture had no idea they would be supporting a water dragon on a sunny…

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not quite blending in

What happens when you’re built for camouflage, but you’re out of your normal habitat? You know, the one where your camouflage works so that you go unnoticed? Where is your…

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rekindling

Like most everyone, I have moments of feeling stir-crazy during this time of "sheltering in place". One evening, I was reading a history book for a new writing project. The…

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guessing what

As a kid, whenever I shared really cool information, I prefaced it with "guess what". It may be a juvenile colloquialism, but it still comes out of my mouth on…

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