Last Rays of the Afternoon Sun

Last Rays of the Afternoon Sun

Del Monte Forest, Monterey, California My walk took me further than I expected. That often happens when I’m upset, and try to duck thoughts of the day’s events. When will I learn my lesson and avoid the news? But sometimes, it’s unavoidable. I wound...
Hidden Value

Hidden Value

Euterpe Farms, Ojai, California      I have an old, chipped porcelain cup, probably WWII war surplus. My mom used it to scoop powdered laundry detergent from a box. I can trace that cup back as far as I can remember. I also have the family shoeshine brush made...
The Truth About Mothers

The Truth About Mothers

Monterey State Beach, Sand City, California   I’ve been thinking about my mother as we all have the last few days, and an old story flashed into my mind. When I was in my accident-prone phase, I built a ramp in the backyard out of a sawhorse and plywood and tried...
Beyond all Reason

Beyond all Reason

Canter’s Restaurant, Hollywood, California   Canter’s is undoubtedly one of my favorite restaurants. It has been around for ninety some years. The stylish ‘50s decor is the exact same decor they had in the stylish 50s. What other restaurant can you go to at...
Listen for the Birds

Listen for the Birds

Veteran’s Park, Monterey, California   Earth day fifty-two. It seems odd that we only have one day a year dedicated to celebrating our mutual mother earth, and it’s barely acknowledged. Shouldn’t it be a holiday honored like Thanksgiving or New...