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Last Day of Spring -- Paternal Recognition
It is that day that -- before the addition of cell phones -- amounted to the largest day of collect calls across the U.S.  Some may not remember collect calling, but while Mother's Day generated one of the largest calling days of the year, Father's Day gene...
It is that day that -- before the addition of cell phones -- amounted to the largest day of collect calls across the U.S. Some may not remember collect calling, but while Mother's Day generated one of the largest calling day...
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School Is Out . . . Now What?
Sure, it is easy for some, but even though it has been 50 ? some years since school has been out for some of us, that question still lingers in the memory base -- "what to do during summer vacation?" Our house borders with an elementary school and all week ...
Sure, it is easy for some, but even though it has been 50 ? some years since school has been out for some of us, that question still lingers in the memory base -- "what to do during summer vacation?" Our house borders with an...
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Memorial Day Weekend -- Comin' Up
Even though Memorial Day is not until a week from Monday, our town combines the celebration with the Future Farmers Parade and a down-home Country Fair. To keep the celebration more for the local folks, the parade is a twilight Thursday evening event (26th)...
Even though Memorial Day is not until a week from Monday, our town combines the celebration with the Future Farmers Parade and a down-home Country Fair. To keep the celebration more for the local folks, the parade is a twilig...
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It's All About the Moms
It is a day to reflect on who brought each one of us here to this tree. For some we can talk directly to those Moms, for others we have the memories. The last few days here have been rainy type ones. Sometimes that is just right because it matches the mood ...
It is a day to reflect on who brought each one of us here to this tree. For some we can talk directly to those Moms, for others we have the memories. The last few days here have been rainy type ones. Sometimes that is just ri...
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Purple Range
It is a perfectly sunny, windy day in Northern California. We have experienced a huge variety of weather this week necessitating the heater in the early morning and then by mid-afternoon, the a/c. One of our favorite flowers (the Iris) appeared this week fo...
It is a perfectly sunny, windy day in Northern California. We have experienced a huge variety of weather this week necessitating the heater in the early morning and then by mid-afternoon, the a/c. One of our favorite flowers ...
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Like Summer, Like winter
Okay, so we here in Northern California do not have the blizzards and snowfall that we see back East. Maybe some in our mountainous areas, but not here in Healdsburg. But never-the-less this week has been a real mixture of seasons. We do have the dogwood bl...
Okay, so we here in Northern California do not have the blizzards and snowfall that we see back East. Maybe some in our mountainous areas, but not here in Healdsburg. But never-the-less this week has been a real mixture of se...
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Grads -- Circumstances & Pomp
"Our town" had another high school graduation a couple of nights ago. We are fortunate to be the beneficiaries of some of the pomp but not a great deal of the circumstances. The pomp comes in the form of the sounds carried over the speaker system that we ca...
"Our town" had another high school graduation a couple of nights ago. We are fortunate to be the beneficiaries of some of the pomp but not a great deal of the circumstances. The pomp comes in the form of the sounds carried ov...
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Decoration Day Weekend
Growing up we always celebrated "Decoration Day" on May 30 (my brother reminded me). It wasn't so  much that I had forgotten that, but hadn't really thought of it.  But I always thought that the day was celebrated due to WWI -- but I am wrong -- it was shor...
Growing up we always celebrated "Decoration Day" on May 30 (my brother reminded me). It wasn't so much that I had forgotten that, but hadn't really thought of it. But I always thought that the day was celebrated due to WWI ...
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Outfront Color -- No Birds . . .
What does it mean that we have observed NO birds in our yard this year. Every year prior to this we have had so many birds that it seemed that we were making special trips for bird seed and hummingbird liquid. This year the seed level has not decreased in t...
What does it mean that we have observed NO birds in our yard this year. Every year prior to this we have had so many birds that it seemed that we were making special trips for bird seed and hummingbird liquid. This year the s...
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MAY -- BE
It be May for sure. In many places around the world this is May Day and is celebrated in a variety of ways.  Growing up, I can not remember any celebration connected to this day -- that doesn't mean that there was none -- I just do not recall any. Currently...
It be May for sure. In many places around the world this is May Day and is celebrated in a variety of ways. Growing up, I can not remember any celebration connected to this day -- that doesn't mean that there was none -- I j...
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Rings of Flowers
This has been a terrifying week for many around the world and specifically for locations found on the so-called "ring of fire".  My family resides in locations found on that ring and that fact is ever in our minds. I choose to think more of flowers than of ...
This has been a terrifying week for many around the world and specifically for locations found on the so-called "ring of fire". My family resides in locations found on that ring and that fact is ever in our minds. I choose...
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It's All About Cousin-Mania
Besides the sun and the beautiful skies this week, my world has been filled with cousin talk, cousin connection and the exhilarating feeling of some accomplishment. The topic of cousins seems so easy to grasp and yet -- it can  get complex what with 1st, 2n...
Besides the sun and the beautiful skies this week, my world has been filled with cousin talk, cousin connection and the exhilarating feeling of some accomplishment. The topic of cousins seems so easy to grasp and yet -- it ca...
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I am retired after a career in Project Management and Sales Management
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I grew up in Illinois and eventually went to college in Los Angeles -- CSULA. I have lived in Southern California and Norhtern California. I have been retired for over 10 years and live in the wine country of Sonoma County -- Healdsburg.
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  • Pasadena City College
    Language, 1964 - 1966
  • California State University, Los Angeles
    International Marketing, 1966 - 1968
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