Flood, Mud, Fire and Earthquake.

Folks often say that California doesn’t have seasons. While it’s true we don’t experience the seasons typically associated with gorgeous Pinterest pages — and oh, how I love me some images of crisp autumn twilight and mugs of hot beverages – we can consistently expect the arrival of Flood, Mud, Fire and Earthquake. As a Native Californian, I grew up reading the history of how earthquakes, floods, muds and fire have destroyed many a town up and down our fine […]

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Fallon Hotel – Chapter Four

Rounding the corner of Washington Street as it turned into Main Street, Jeri pointed to the right at a small wooden shack down the hill.  “See that Andy, it’s not open yet but when it is they rent pans so you can go down there and pan for gold, just like the forty-niners did back in the day!”  She tried her best to put some twang in her voice, hoping that it might be somewhat entertaining and would catch Andy’s […]

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Photographic Memories

When I was 18 years old I went to Hawaii and I didn’t take a camera.  My best friend and traveling companion thought I was a lunatic and kept asking (as we passed waterfalls, volcanoes and all varieties of tropical splendor), “How can you not take pictures of this?”  I told her that the photos would pale in comparison to the images in my mind.  I still feel that way. Last weekend I received one of the greater gifts of […]

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