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Sep 102014

Finally, we’re off after a mad dash to pack for our 1 night camping trip. We’re always packed for camping since we have storage tubs ready to go with camping supplies. We arrive at our destination a couple of hours away and find…flies. Flies and more flies; we feel like Pigpen from the Peanuts comic [...]

Sep 022014
Dreams are Meant to be Lived

Sunset. Everybody crowds along the wall of the Trocadero, waiting, waiting. Joining the crowds, we are impressed by the sheer magnitude of the steel beams as if like an erector set, the light changes and so does the view.  We start chatting with your fellow travelers and share your lives like you’re best friends. We [...]

Aug 292014
The Moon and the Stars

Wow!  I am at a loss for words when I look at the moon and all it’s surfaces through a powerful telescope.  My husband and I took a token camping trip to Fremont Peak State Park about 90 minutes from here last year.  Fortune smiled on us and we got a camping site with a [...]

Aug 202014

I’m helping my patient get settled and we both hear…BREAKING NEWS! This grabs our attention. Then I hear it and immediately my thoughts are “Oh C***!” Then my thoughts turn to “How sad, and he must have been in so much mental pain.” Robin Williams has a warm place in my heart and in many [...]

Aug 082014
Through a Different Lens

Smoke stack pumping out steam and Larry’s eyes glaze over.  If he was a child (which of course sometimes I think he truly is), he would be jumping up and down waiting for the train to leave with him on it.  This is just one of the out of the way adventures my husband takes [...]

Jul 312014
I Think I can, I think I can

As we turn the corner the hill looms before us. I hear and feel the click and adjustments as my bicycle clicks into it’s lowest gear. My breath gets faster and faster, my legs start to feel the burn. My husband behind me is trying to keep up. Finally, I can’t go on and I [...]

Jul 242014

Oh No! OMG! This is my reaction when the newscaster shares breaking news that 298 people lost their lives on Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in the Ukraine. The worst part is that it appears it was shot down by Ukranian separatists thinking it was a military plane. The investigation continues to determine what really happened. [...]

Jul 132014
Overwhelming Tasks that Lead to Burnout

Step after step down I go into the depths of the canyon. I look at the beautiful views and feel the 40 mph gusty winds in my hair. The sun is shining and sky is completely blue. I feel the energy of the peoples that lived in this protected area, under the hanging rocks, living [...]

Jul 102014
Come on Let's Celebrate

I still remember…the pre-dusk picnic with all our favorite foods. I would explore with friends the nearby woods and anticipate what would happen after darkness descended. The warmth of the day continued into the night. Then the blankets would come out, we’d sit on the ground and the show would begin. It’s Independence Day and [...]

Jun 302014

The heat reflects off the black pavement and I am sweating (OK, maybe I’m glowing) on a warm day at the Alameda County Fair. I’ve visited all my favorite exhibitions, like the photography and art exhibit (amazing display, as always), the flower/garden exhibit, the big and small animals (love the rabbits), and the Billy Mays [...]