Places

Rising Waters and a Quick Trip To Ireland

16 Mar 2016, Posted by P.J. Oswald in Places

Sure, that famous Windows XP wallpaper was pretty, but I'm of the opinion that it could have used a few more trees. So when a rollicking rainstorm somehow transported me to the rolling hills of Ireland, I reckoned I'd better hop out of the car with...

Full of Promise

01 Mar 2016, Posted by P.J. Oswald in People, Places

There are many feelings that I wish I could bottle, only to save away for some other time that I'm feeling thirsty for that sentiment. This moment of promise was precisely one of those times. Had it been bottled, I believe it would have aged...

In-between Springs in Napa

22 Feb 2016, Posted by P.J. Oswald in Places

Midwesterners reckon that out here in California, we don't know the meaning of the word "cold". And shucks, they're right. In nearly thirty years of living here, I've never dealt with a frozen pipe. I've hardly ever had to scrape the morning frost from my...

Winter Nocturne

04 Feb 2016, Posted by P.J. Oswald in Places

The unthinkable had happened. It was 8:00 p.m. on the 23rd of December. All three kids were asleep, all presents were wrapped, and the house was clean and ready for guests. I could have puttered around the house with a fool's errand of further cleaning, but instead, I asked...

Surveying Doton’s Cove

28 Jan 2016, Posted by P.J. Oswald in People, Places

My mountain bike rides usually begin with an early morning. I tell myself (and others) that I like to ride before the heat of the full sun can beat me down. Heck, I even say that in the wintertime. But in reality, my nerves are an alarm that wakes...