Blackberries of My Youth

For many of us who were lucky enough to have precious time spent with the parents of our parents, Grandma and Grandpa’s house is a special place in our minds. Continue reading


Celebrating Summer (in February!)


“Good times” is an apt summary of this past summer in Santa Barbara (and other places.) Continue reading

Across the Pacific

About 9 months ago, I got a pretty mundane email Continue reading

Ich bin ein Hamburger


I crouched down near my doorway each morning last week to lace up my waterproof hiking boots. Continue reading