Making time, the Irish way

I was driving home last night with a shameful haul of used books from a local second-hand shop - it's an addiction, really - when I looked into my rearview mirror and noticed the sun setting behind a row of palm trees. It occurred to me that we've lived in California more than 2 1/2 …

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Another Perspective

It's that time of year again - I am officially an "Apple Widow," as Frank works late most nights and into the weekend, trying to get ready for Apple's biggest launch and keynote of the year. His job there has a lot of great perks - plenty of vacation and sick time, free outdoor concerts …

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Welcome Spring

My thoughts are a jumble these days, thus why I have not done much writing.  If you could open my brain, it would look like that corner drawer in your kitchen, overflowing with nails and screws, dried up glue and birthday candles, tangled string and electrical cords that belong to something, pens that don't work …

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End of an era.

It's the final week of May here in beautiful California, mild and sunny and relaxed. We had a nice Memorial day weekend of visiting with family, working on things around the house, and exploring the seaside boardwalk of Santa Cruz. I repainted my childhood rocking chair for the kids, from a tired brown varnish to a lovely …

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Old Souls, Kindred Spirits and the Kindness of Others

Season's Greetings to you all! It truly has been a crazy year. We were literally incapacitated by snow and cold for the first part of the year.  It seemed like every time I started up the car to drive the white-knuckled 5 minutes to work, Katy Perry's "Perfect Storm" was playing on the radio.  And …

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