Category Archives: NorCal

A Mother’s Lament

FYI: I might lean a little mawkish here. Our grown children live away from us, one in Brooklyn, NY, the other in San Francisco. We keep in touch frequently via text, FaceTime, email, social media, and yet I find it’s … Continue reading

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An Unexpected Autumn

So, our son tested cancer-free, we lost a dog very suddenly, and gained a puppy, also not planned. The puppy, Teddy, is fine — he’s smart, likes his walks, needs challenges to keep from being bored, much like our kids … Continue reading

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RIP, Beauregard

Beau had a great life. Just Saturday we took him and Oliver and our friend R & D to V. Sattui, where we tasted several wines, bought some, and had a picnic. It was great. Sunday we rode bikes and … Continue reading

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Change Is The Only Constant My friend and broker, M, made some major changes to her business, and what affected me the most was her plan to spend a year (or more) in Europe. I’m all over that; we’re planning … Continue reading

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Like a Marvin Gaye Song

What’s going on? From my bubble on the Left Coast it seems as though the country is experiencing unprecedented turmoil and discord. The first time I dealt with a president who was dishonest and criminal was in 72-73, and I … Continue reading

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Another Club Ride

So this club ride, which I’ve done many Thursdays since 2006, is a love/hate affair. It’s a standard ¬†Winters Loop, and for the first 4 years I did this ride, it was a total hammerfest. If you were new to … Continue reading

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Friday the 13th: No Curse Here

When we moved to the Republic of Korea in January, 1983, we were jolted into a new culture. They love babies and old people. They love the #13¬†and red doors, and garlic, and fermented cabbage (kimchi). They love red-haired, blue-eyed … Continue reading

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The Week in Review

My Association of Realtors’ event celebrating American Home Week was a great success. We changed up the usual breakfast to a mid-afternoon/happy hour event, added a ton of humor vs. a paid speaker, and such fun was had. The numbers … Continue reading

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It’s Been a While

Let me explain in a Reader’s Digest/bullet point mashup: Daughter scored new job; new job offers free health care for employees and their spouses. Daughter and SI travel to Italy and he proposes marriage; she accepts. They set the wedding … Continue reading

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Observations From My Longest Ride in 4 Months

Earlier in the week N proposed a training ride, a Lake Loop, about 65 miles from home and back, and while neither of us have the fitness of our fellow riders, we opted in. We need the training. So we … Continue reading

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