Waiting For Summer To End

In California, September is the cruelest month In other regions of the U.S, September brings tantalizing hints of fall I see it in the tweets and Facebook posts from people in Continue Reading →

Smoke Gets In My Head

Fire season is melting my brain As a native Californian, wildfire season should be no surprise I’ve lived here for most of my life. I raised my kids in the foothills Continue Reading →

Life After COVID

It won’t be the same, and that could be good — or not Tired of the coronavirus? It’s not tired of you As Americans reel from economic duress and collective cabin Continue Reading →

Old Dog, New Tricks

Growth = trying hard at something hard We are all being tempered by the times we live in As a verb, the word “temper” has two meanings: to improve the hardness Continue Reading →