Monthly Archives: June 2011

On Speaking Too Soon

Beautiful New England summer day. Cool breezes. The dog is still waking me early, before 6 a.m. This is better than she was doing before I left a month ago. At that point, she was waking around 4:30. But since … Continue reading

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Jet Lag

The three-hour difference between the Pacific and Eastern time zones is only two hours shorter than the five-hour difference between Eastern Time and Greenwich Mean Time. Thus, the jet lag I’ve been experiencing over the past few days has been … Continue reading

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Today’s writing involved planning what I’ll work on and how over the next twelve weeks, which will bring us to mid-September. I hope very much that I’ll be able to bring several pieces to a close and send them off … Continue reading

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Home Again

Made it! A long day of travel that began Friday night and ended Saturday afternoon landed me back with psycho dog and the cats. The garden is a mess, and so is the house. The dog needs a bath. Nothing … Continue reading

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Heading Home

After a lovely excursion yesterday that included a short trek around the Jack London Ranch and tours of two Sonoma wineries, it’s time to head home. So I’m packing up, resolving not to pack books for a trip ever again, … Continue reading

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California Dreaming

I arrived at Stanford on Thursday afternoon, having followed Highway 101 through northern California. Some observations about the drive: The landscape seemed to change almost immediately as I crossed the California border. The redwoods are quite different from the western … Continue reading

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Oregon Coast

I did only a little driving yesterday, as I spent the afternoon with friends in the Willamette Valley. I heard all about the vineyards and wines of the region, and tasted several local pinot noirs. More importantly, I saw their … Continue reading

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