Good fences, good neighbors

March 24, 2014
I'm a pretty quiet and unassuming neighbor. Always have been.  Business took me out of town for long stretches of time when I worked and even at home I was never one...

Lord of the Flies in real life

February 13, 2014
I live in an area of my city that has a name. The truth is, we're on the outside edge of this area, which boasts a several-block-long shopping and dining district that...

What I’ve been up to since India

December 22, 2013
From the looks of things around this website and blog, you'd think I was still in India.   No, we're home. And we're back to our regularly scheduled programming here...

Lazy summer days ahead

June 21, 2013
This little display in a Sonoma, Calif. shop made me think of summer and those sunny, lazy days ahead of us. Even though dragonflies are kind of bizarre-looking and...

An enchanted, small-town Christmas

December 2, 2012
We're not small-town folks. Our orientation is urban and suburban  and we favor the witty and sarcastic over the homey and homespun.   Small town life would drive...

Saying goodbye to one of our own

August 21, 2012
I live in a community that cares for one another, watches out for one another and has over-the-back-fence discussions online with one another. That's right....

Good neighbors, good parties

June 19, 2012
The "neighbs" and their dogs came over the other afternoon for an impromptu, 1950s-style potluck.  Shrimp on the barbie, flatbread with pear, arugula and...

The milk of human kindness

February 24, 2012
I live in a suburban area of the northern California city of San Jose. People in my neighborhood have careers, usually in high tech, or they're comfortably retired....

Family drama

November 26, 2011
The holidays are half over: had enough of family drama? I have to tell the truth. The Legal Eagle and I like our holidays a deaux. I know we're not supposed to. We're...

Finding our way home

November 18, 2011
South in winter, north in spring: birds always know where home is. Back in the day, extended families all lived in the same area. "Home" was clear. Today, not so...

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