How do we find home? What makes a Californian?

July 13, 2021
This question is current for me, as I start to look ahead, further out than I've ever looked. Looking through a telescope at the far horizon seems to be a function of...

If you don’t love California you’d better have ...

March 8, 2021
"There have always been idiots," my husband said on our morning walk. "But until the advent of social media, they've never had a platform." We were discussing some of...

Things you can do during pandemic stay-at-home

December 18, 2020
Is stay-at-home hard for you? I hear you. Scrolling through my photos from earlier in the year made me miss the time when I was out and about with friends, having fun...

Why you can’t touch this

October 23, 2020
The audio in my car is always on, and on LOUD. I've been dancing (and car-dancing) my way through my time in my hometown, preparing for closing on our new second home...

The one, the only, the amazing…

September 4, 2020
Let me introduce you to an amazing guy. This man provides the foundation for my life. He is, to cut to the chase, amazing. I have known him since he was 21 years old...

Can you ever really go home again?

July 27, 2020
When I was not even 21 I left my hometown of Rochester, NY (the suburban town of Irondequoit, to be exact and EAST Irondequoit, to be precise.)  I left to start a new...

Why I can’t leave you, California

May 22, 2020
Oh, California, I can't quit you. I've tried to leave. I've left once. I've said I was leaving. But then a day like I just had comes up and I know, I can't leave you....

How storming the beaches helped me confront my fear

February 17, 2020
"The whales are here!" texted our Maui friend as we prepared for a family vacation on that beautiful island. So, of course, we booked a whale watch tour through the...

5 reasons you should take a cruise for your next vacation

January 27, 2020
I wasn't always a cruiser. Oh, I went to Alaska in 2002 with a girlfriend on a big cruise ship with a couple thousand passengers. I didn't dislike it but I didn't fall...

Is my love affair with California over?

September 30, 2019
I am a Californian. A northern Californian. No, I wasn't born here. Didn't grow up here. I didn't get here until I was 33. But on my very first visit I felt that...

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