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People Places 03-25-2015 Biking the Memorial Auditorium

One of the highlights of downtown Sacramento is The Memorial Auditorium. Not only is it a beautiful example of architecture from another era, but it is a place that has birthed a lot of treasured memories. And now I’ve got a new image of the place in my mind, made more beautiful by the fall …

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Places 03-24-2015 Snowy Shores of Lake Tahoe

I’m about the furthest thing from a ski bum. I’ve spent most of my life within two hours’ drive of some of the country’s best ski slopes such as like Aspen, Vail, and Lake Tahoe. And somehow I’ve never strapped a single foot to ski or snowboard. The closest thing to snow that I experience is …

Places Things 03-23-2015 The Plotting Sheep of Skye

The population of Scotland hovers somewhere around six million people. The sheep population is estimated to be eight million. Which is why the Scots live in constant fear of a violent sheep uprising. Just look at these two; the careless hay hanging out of the mouth cannot disguise the bloodthirsty scheming inside.

Things 03-21-2015 Smart Phone Saturdays: Settlers of Catan

I take a break from my blogging exploits over the weekend — but I uphold a promise to deliver a simple smart phone photo each Saturday. This week, you’ll find a group of my friends winding down over everyone’s favorite German indie board game: The Settlers of Catan. When it comes to this game, its …

People Things 03-20-2015 Heart on Fire

Sometimes, I get the feeling that Grandma has even more fun than her grand kids. And I don’t think there’s any problem with that.

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Places 03-19-2015 The Sunlit Spire of Old Tron Kirk

Cathedrals like this are few and far between where I live. Not only do I live in the United States, where the fine art of century-in-the-making-type churches has been lost, but I also live on the West Coast. This is the land of churches that are planted with zeal in humble concrete walled warehouses. Heck, I’ve …

Places Things 03-18-2015 Squashed at the Farmers Market

My family has several Saturday morning traditions, one of which is entirely indulgent and one of which is totally organic: visiting the farmers market. The wife and I began shopping the local farmers market some years ago. We had hoped to enjoy a morning walk and find some unique and inexpensive veggies along the way. What we …

People 03-17-2015 Ground Control to Major William

“If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em.” It seems to me that most of the Looney Toons I watched in my youth ended with that line, when antagonists like Elmer Fudd and Sylvester the Cat finally gave up on their fruitless plans to terrorize the heroes.

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