Consider the Poppy

Apr 17, 2014 by

We were warned that our persistent drought was going to give us one of the worst wildflower blooms in years. But the little rain that...

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It’s a Small, Small Worl...

Apr 11, 2014 by

After a certain age, birthdays take on different meanings. I’ve reached the point where I pretty much have everything I want,...

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Terrier Felicitations

Apr 9, 2014 by

Yesterday the news broke that fashion designer, Tom Ford, and his longtime partner and former editor of Women’s Wear Daily,...

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Vox Clamantis in Deserto

Apr 3, 2014 by

More and more I think there should be an entrance exam for anyone visiting California, either for tourism or for permanent residence....

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Becoming a Runner

Mar 27, 2014 by

I was a runner once. In high school I was on the cross-country team. It wasn’t before Title IX, but it wasn’t too many...

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Operation Condor

Mar 21, 2014 by

I’ve had pretty good success with my local San Jose Meetup.com hiking group. It’s gotten me out to all sorts of...

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Sonoma Wildflower Report

Mar 13, 2014 by

Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “Earth laughs in flowers”. Well, as I told you yesterday, it’s going to be a long...

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Where Have All The Flowers Gon...

Mar 11, 2014 by

You’ve heard me obsess about our drought — which is now officially the driest year on record for 500 years. We’ve...

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Moving My Heart from San Franc...

Mar 9, 2014 by

If it’s been a little quiet around here, it’s because there are some big changes going down. If you’ve been...

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Hello Dalai!

Feb 24, 2014 by

So the Dalai Lama came to Silicon Valley and I don’t think it all turned out the way we expected it to. But then again, maybe...

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