From the monthly archives: June 2014

The Life Of A Boat

June 29, 2014 by

Kelly, a very dear friend of mine, asked a favor of me last week. His father died nearly two years ago, a man I respected and knew from get-togethers at Kelly’s house over the years of our friendship, and whose life as a seaman and marine game warden for the State of California was legendary […]

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Nettie and I bid on and won a pickle making class for eight in a silent auction a few months back and were delighted as the Master Pickler, a friend of ours named Richard, welcomed us into his kitchen this weekend and regaled us with a brief history of the little cucumber’s journey from lowly […]

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I’m watching the U.S. Open this Saturday morning, which is a first for me and I don’t know how much longer I can sit here and concentrate on someone’s approach shot or “up and down” on the green. A thought keeps intruding. Actually, it’s more than a thought, it’s a memory, a deep memory of […]

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…but it does age. I’ve had two weeks of it recently and I know. Now, I don’t want this blog to be depressing. I’ll say it again, it will not be depressing. It’s perspective and retrospective we’re talking about here, not decrepitude, that’s not for another, oh I don’t know, twenty or thirty years. Right? […]

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Capturing The Image

June 1, 2014 by

I bought a new camera last week, a Panasonic Lumix FZ200. Before you google it, or are you already googling it?, let me tell you that the camera was recommended by a photographer in Costa Rica when my point-and-shoot Lumix broke. This FZ200 is known as a bridge camera, i.e., the bridge between a point-and-shoot […]

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