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What they don’t tell you about old age

Greetings to all my long-lost blogging friends. I’m sorry to have gone silent for such a long time. I hope some of you are still out there. They say 55 is the new middle age, but when you get to … Continue reading

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Dancing without music

Up at dawn, watching the sky turn pink, a great orange sun rising above the East Bay hills. I sleep so fitfully lately, it’s rare to wake up feeling rested, but getting up with the sun is still better than … Continue reading

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The movement is the message

Up before dawn this morning, thanks to marauding cats.  What is it about I like to sleep until seven they don’t understand? Nonetheless, it’s lovely to be up early, see the horizon growing light and a pelican flapping its way … Continue reading

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Reclamation

The mockingbirds are back, and the air is filled with trills and warbles.  A very inventive bird.  My daughter swears she once heard one imitating a car alarm, that ubiquitous  sound of city life. Car alarms and sirens, music for … Continue reading

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You gotta dance when the spirit says dance

Sunny and blue overhead, but clouds gathering in the west, a storm moving in. Yesterday the sky was like a blue bowl.   I saw a jet move across it high above, two lengthening white streamers in its wake and a … Continue reading

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War games

It’s dark outside and I am at home with a tree of twinkly colored lights, listening to early Christmas music and steaming tamales.  It’s such a comfortable homey smell, the masa and beans. We’re all in need of a little … Continue reading

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All my ships

A day of respite yesterday from the pineapple express that’s been deluging northern California for days, but gray clouds are moving in this morning and more rain is expected.  I was up before dawn to give my husband a ride … Continue reading

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