Monthly Archives: November 2014

2014: 13 Things I’m Thankful For

1) I’m thankful for rain. California has been in a water shortage mode for the past three years. We have had two small storms so far in November, one more predicted, and I am grateful. 2) I’m grateful for Spouse. … Continue reading

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Harmony, Population 18

I know it sounds like the name of a show on the Syfy Channel, but Harmony, California, is a real town. Well, perhaps “town” is a misnomer… a real village. A hamlet? A settlement? It is a real place with … Continue reading

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Hearst Castle; the Pools

From the Hearst Castle State Park Visitor Center, which can’t be more than 50 feet above sea level, the bus ride to the castle climbs to 1600 feet in four-and-a-half miles. WR Hearst wanted the road to follow the tiny … Continue reading

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The Enchanted Hill

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The Good Life

An elephant seal cow spends most of her adult life (they live about twenty years) pregnant or nursing. When a cow gives birth, the newborn weights about 65 pounds. She nurses it until it reaches about 300 pounds.  During this … Continue reading

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Joyland by Stephen King

Joyland is another mashup by super-author Stephen King; it’s part murder mystery, part ghost tale, part coming of age story. There is more than the usual share of King-isms, the gorgeous girl, the cute but tragic child, and a heaped … Continue reading

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