CivMix Redux

Writing for 2 blogs can be annoying. Sometimes I struggle with the decision about where to post my writing - is it a DelSo or CivMix piece? Are the readers the same people in both places? If I post it in one place, how do I share it with the other site? Honestly, I've got … Continue reading CivMix Redux

Entering Palm Springs…

When I travel my preferred method of transportation, when possible, is walking. It's the best way to capture images of sites and to feel a connection to the land, so to speak. On my recent trip to the desert I logged miles on my feet, crisscrossing my way around the city of Palm Springs utterly … Continue reading Entering Palm Springs…

Holiday gifts, 2019

Christmas Eve dinner with all my favorite guys at our favorite Chinese place. Learning the blue jay song on a walk with Jeter at Albany Muni. Now I can identify two bird calls! A new kitchen faucet and dish draining rack, because I’m a 50 something homeowner. The gift of safe travel via train and … Continue reading Holiday gifts, 2019

The enchantment of the holidays

The holidays are a magical season. Money, resolve and time all disappear faster than you can say “abracadabra” during these short December days. Accepting that what one gets in exchange for those commodities are opportunities to share time and laughter making new memories, it’s a trade I’m happy to make. This first weekend of my … Continue reading The enchantment of the holidays

Next week, when I’m in California.

(I just like saying that. Wink.) Christmas, the year and the decade will all end. I’ll be traveling with a companion for the first time in a long time. My Jewish mom will meet my Jewish boyfriend, to put it in its most simple terms. We’ll spend two hours soaking in springs heated by the … Continue reading Next week, when I’m in California.

Throwback thanksgiving

When I was a kid I had faux aunts and uncles. There were no true relatives (that I knew about) in the States, so my mother provided close friends who functioned on some level as family. It was a laudable attempt and there were some good people in our lives during those years, some of … Continue reading Throwback thanksgiving