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Late Summer Road Trip: Mesa Verde

September 6-7, 2-17 [NOTE: Click on the photos to get much bigger versions with detail I discuss in the post] When last we talked (September 5)  we had arrived in Mesa Verde, hiked a bit and saw some sites. We … Continue reading

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Reading: Strangers in Their Own Land

Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right by Arlie Russell Hochschild My rating: 5 of 5 stars NOTE: One of these days I’ll write a short review; this is not that day. This review is … Continue reading

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Welcome to America! Tri-Tip

August 6, 2017 Back in the day, after Carla and I were married (1976), her parents rented out rooms to foreign students going to Community College in the Bay Area. I think it was organized through there church, but I’m … Continue reading

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Summer Train Trip: PDX to LA

June 13 – 15 As you probably know from reading this past winter’s blog posts, we were supposed to travel to Australia and New Zealand for an epic vacation. That was cancelled at the last minute as one of us … Continue reading

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Chicken Tinga and Refried Beans Par Excellence

January 29, 2017 I’ve been on a real Mexican food streak. Last week I made tostadas with refried beans. The beans were promising but I knew they could be better. That gave the impetus to try  another Mexican dish so … Continue reading

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A Christmas Carol – A Hero Journey

Many years I read A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens during the run up to Christmas. Search for it here on my blog and you’ll find references to my write ups on the story. In the past I’ve seen it as … Continue reading

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Christmas Lights

December 15, 2016 Our neighborhood goes all out with Christmas lights; our “thing” is to wrap green lights around the trunks of the curb trees and string white lights up in the canopy. I’ve been wanting to get pictures of … Continue reading

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