Trips and Travels

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A Weekend in Walnut Creek

Only Sunrise Earth would be able to capture the absolute stillness and beauty of an early morning in Walnut Creek. click photos for larger views As the sun rises on the eastern horizon, the fog lifts to reveal the lush rolling hills of Goose Bottom Valley. There ... Read more

Yummy Recipes

Chunky Rigatoni Chili
Grilled Mexican Corn
Heavenly Mandarin Orange Cake
Sparkling Party Punch
Sunny Sprouts
Sweet Summerberry Salad

Recent Writing

patricia-hair

My Beef with Hairdressers

It's never a good thing when you leave a salon wanting to hurry home to wash your hair before anyone ... Read more

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Noah: An Unholy Mess

Critics are touting the film, "Noah," as a biblical epic. I couldn't wait to see it. I was expecting ... Read more

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Sad, but True

This morning the clouds looked like mountains on the horizon. They were hanging low and appeared to ... Read more

happy woman

Choosing to be Happy

Everyone wants to be happy. Whether it comes from fulfillment in our work, contentment in our ... Read more

victorianhouse

Upsizing After All These Years

Let’s just say I have a friend. She and her husband have worked hard all of their lives, scrimped ... Read more

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Men Who Date Many

I don't watch The Bachelor on a regular basis, so I may not be entitled to comment. Opinion is ... Read more

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My Mother and the Prince

When it came to picking out a son-in-law for herself, my mother was hoping for a prince. She had ... Read more

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Take Me Home Country Roads

In the country, the evening sky stretches as far as the eye can see. It envelopes you in shades of ... Read more

Writing in a diary

Sometimes I Write, and This is Why

My love affair with writing started at an early age. When we were children, my mom would read to ... Read more

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Seinfeld: The Lost Episode

It's All About Zero Population Growth SCENE ONE: Enter Kramer. He bursts into Jerry’s ... Read more

Resting

Old? I Think Not

They say, time sneaks up on you like a windshield on a bug. I don’t know who said it, but it’s true. ... Read more

Hummingbirds

Slow Down to Savor Life

I’ve been known to tell people that I’m so busy, I don’t have time to breathe. It might be an ... Read more

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