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or anyplace with more trees and less concrete

Archive for the 'redwoods' Category

Settling In

Tuesday, July 15th, 2008

And on the 12th day, the cat claimed half the lower tier of the greenhouse window. And it was good. It’s also really good to have friendly, open, trustworthy landlords who are sincerely happy that I’m happy. Praise be.

A Bad Day Gardening Is Better Than….

Monday, April 28th, 2008

…just about anything, and yesterday wasn’t a bad day, neither. Here’s what the front patio looks like after a few hours’ sprucing-up on Sunday.

Cluster Beneath the Redwoods in Big Sur

Tuesday, April 8th, 2008

My favorite place to see live music is the Henry Miller Library in Big Sur. I’m also a huge fan of Cluster. These two entities will converge on May 23rd. As with past experiences at the venue, this will be something very special.

Talk About the Weather

Thursday, January 10th, 2008

A huge storm hit these parts on Friday, January 4th. I was without power from 9am that day until 2pm Sunday. I’d bought a gas generator the day before, thinking I could hunker down and maybe keep my fridge going and have some internet access while the lights were out. But along with the blackout, [...]

Matmos and Zeena Parkins at the Henry Miller Library, Big Sur CA

Sunday, September 9th, 2007

Last night: a beautiful late-Summer evening in Big Sur. Magnus Toren and the Henry Miller Library hosted their annual fundraiser — this year with Zeena Parkins and Matmos. There was complimentary wine and food, great music, and witty literary references galore.


Saturday, September 8th, 2007

If I wasn’t heading to Big Sur this weekend, I’d spend both days watching a wonderful collection of progressive rock and jazz clips here. Last Monday I spent the day at Butano State Park. Some photos appear here.

Back To The Woods

Sunday, July 8th, 2007

Yesterday I moved into a new rental just off Skyline Blvd. between Hwys 84 and 35. It feels good, but the house is up for sale and I may have to move again in two or three months. I should have the Brisbane shack cleaned out in the next week or two. It’ll be good [...]

Ursa Minor in Sequoia

Sunday, September 24th, 2006

A “magical underground world” has been discovered in Sequoia National Park.


Sunday, December 4th, 2005

I’ve finally decided to join the 21st century when it comes to posting photos online.

Is Thanksgiving Necessary?

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2005

Sorry for that headline. I’m sure it’s already been done. In December (and beyond) I resolve to count more blessings more than sheep. Reasons to Be Thankful, Part ’05: I have a warm, safe place to sleep with neighbors that aren’t [too] annoying I have two cats who give me semi-unconditional love I just went [...]