Monthly Archives: January 2013

being kind, it’s actually harder than it looks

It December, I committed myself to 26 Acts of Kindness as a tribute to the victims of Sandy Hook. I wrote about it here and was certain I would be able to blast through in no time. I envisioned it … Continue reading

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perhaps this

I know, right? Via a world of experiences.

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a sunny sunday in january

Kate is cold in Chicago, Alex is wet in Corvallis…and here in Davis, it’s beautiful and sunny. We spent Sunday afternoon in Winters with our good friends, Dick and Gail. First, breakfast at Putah Creek Cafe (yes, I know it … Continue reading

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is that you, norman?

On Friday afternoon Steve and I left work a little early and went to the Norman Rockwell exhibit at the Crocker Art Gallery. Previously, I had disregarded the show as Americana blah blah blah. It was that, and so much … Continue reading

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friday, coffee

Steve and I had a day yesterday that required a little personal intervention. Nothing horrible, except the psychological damage a silent phone can bring (btw, it rang this morning). I decided our Friday would begin with Insight Roasters, and end … Continue reading

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back to mendocino

One more Mendocino post (interrupted just for a moment to celebrate Alex’s birthday yesterday). We were scheduled to leave on Sunday, and while we knew we had to come back home, we weren’t quite ready. We meandered out through Van … Continue reading

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nineteen oh alex!

Oh, how can it be that you are 19 today? Didn’t you just fly into the world yesterday, all four pounds nine ounces of spitfire? You, my baby girl who ate dirt at the park, played ball and rode her … Continue reading

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mendo, continued

Day two in Mendocino. Lazy coffee (and toast, see previous post), drive to Fort Bragg with the music loud and the sunroof open. Glass beach, which is a not-so-secret dump/beach place with sea glass in place of sand. Yes, covered … Continue reading

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mendocino, again

We just returned from a timewarp trip to Mendocino, trippy in so many ways (pun may or may not be intended). Our very first trip here was in 1977, camping at McKerricher State Beach. Many camping trips with our Chico … Continue reading

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leaning into the truth…my take on the lance armstrong story

To frame this up, I love the Tour de France. As a family, we’ve watched 24 of them (yes, we started when Kate was an infant). We love cycling as a sport. Every year we are disappointed when the rider … Continue reading

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