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Weddings 06-12-2015 The Bride and Her Voice

Had I been in her shoes, I would have been quaking with fear at the notion of singing before a crowd on my wedding day. Had I been in her shoes, I also would have fallen on my face. I’ve never worn high heels.

Places 06-10-2015 Kailua-Kona Sunset Challenge

We sat down to dinner on our condominium balcony, eager to enjoy a big meal after a fun-filled day on the sunny beaches of Hawaii. But within another ten minutes, my camera and I would find ourselves on a rocky beach in front of a stunning sunset. Had it been up to me, I would have …

People 06-08-2015 A Tam O’ Shanter for My Sis

If you go to school long enough, your rough edges are rounded off in the process. Or at least that’s true of the cap you wear at graduation.

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Places 06-06-2015 Smartphone Saturday: Beneath Howe Avenue Bridge

Smartphone Saturday is upon us again. I’ve got just enough time to post my unedited smartphone photo before I slip on a tux and head to wedding of two true friends. Today’s image displays the world underneath the Howe Avenue Bridge. You too can spot this scene while riding/running/walking/skipping along Sacramento’s American River Trail. As you …

People 06-05-2015 How to Stay Dry When There’s No Rain

“Daddy, can we go outside and play soccer?” It had been a day full of work at the office, far from the the liveliness of my kids. Having pulled into the garage about three minutes earlier, I was still working on amping up to give some attention to them. “Sure, Kali — let’s go get the …

Places 06-04-2015 Nonetheless at No Hands Bridge

Spectacle is in steady supply these days. In so many aspects of life, we give attention to those things that are biggest, best, tallest, smartest, fastest. From buildings to smart phones to cars to athletes, what we were content with yesterday can so easily be forgotten today. Leave it to the No Hands Bridge in Auburn, California to …

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Things 06-03-2015 Dog Sitting Stretch

Neighbor’s dog awaits One whose salty face he may lick Pouncing is his game. I expect that this is the first haiku you’ve read today. Or at least the first haiku you’ve read today about the dog living next door to me.

Places 05-30-2015 Smartphone Saturday: Sausalito Pier

Saturday is upon us, and so I’m done with blogging for the week. Well, all except for this Smartphone Saturday post of an unedited photo from my phone. You know the drill. Today’s photo shows what life must be like for the wealthy insects who can afford to live on the pier in stunning Sausalito, …

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