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Thanksgiving and a welcome home

Thanksgiving and a welcome home

Yesterday was all about food – here were our really yummy game hens.   Recipe and more next week. Today was about bringing a dog home to see if he passe Larry inspection.  Near as we can figure there’s a good deal of Parson Rusell Terrier about him. Happy to say he did.   It looks [...]

Thanksgiving gifts

Thanksgiving gifts

Tom├ís Rivera became Chancellor of UC Riverside the fall Kate, James, and I became a family in 1980.  The official UCR bio refers to him as the first minority chancellor.  Reading his writings it was clear to me that he was the first Chicano chancellor.  That meant a lot to me and to James. At [...]

T Day, two days away

T Day, two days away

So far I’ve not needed to fulfill my Jury Duty, so I am using the time to prep a little more fully for Thanksgiving.  I was one of those voices you may heard about 10 days ago when Larry Mantle hosted Lynn Rosetto Kasper, host of APM’s, The Splendid Table.  I was so excited.  Ms. [...]

SGV Sojourn

SGV Sojourn

I could have called this post “Tail o’ the Pup”, but that’s already taken.  We spent a good part of yesterday looking for a puppy.  We went to three Humane Societies that were spread throughout the San Gabriel Valley.  We’re being a bit picky since we’re looking for a pup that will be smaller than [...]

Another form of Craftsman style

Another form of Craftsman style

I have no idea what job is done using these tools.  I have a feeling the person using them must be immensely efficient and is pretty darn creative.  

Southwest circuit/Four Corners and a desert surprise

Southwest circuit/Four Corners and a desert surprise

To stand on the one spot where four states’ boundaries touch, is a cool thing.   There is something mildly seductive about the idea.  I’m sure it’s found on many a bucket list.   While it wasn’t on Ralph’s bucket list, he did seem to enjoy it. As did James. It was a long drive [...]

SW circuit/Durango

SW circuit/Durango

We left New Mexico and arrived in Colorado in the late afternoon.   We stayed in Durango.  It began as a railroad town and continues to be a destination for train aficionados in part because steam engines still run on the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad.  After checking in to the General Palmer Hotel [...]

SW circuit/Santa Fe

SW circuit/Santa Fe

When I was a little girl I thought my Aunt Jenny and Uncle Joe lived a wonderfully worldly life.  They were the first folks I knew who had a tape recorder and they were the first folks I knew who had a magazine subscription.   One of those subscriptions resulted in  Uncle Joe’s copies of [...]

Adventures

Adventures

 We spent our last day at Zion National Park the day before Halloween.   Every hike was a bit of an adventure. By late afternoon we were at an entry to The Narrows: nature at her majestic best. Back in Pasadena Larry was having a couple of adventures, too.  His first adventure was a cat [...]

I will not gloat

I will not gloat

…but I do feel a bit of a post-election glow.   Lots of wins and some movement toward working together.

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