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April 2007

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One of Those

San Francisco is very cool today, and the wind is blowing the sun all around its tall buildings. After a whirlwind trip to the West Coast, my guests are gone — and I miss them already. We ate and drank our way through many…

25 April 2007
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Eating Sunday

Nearly two weeks ago, I had my parents come in for Easter lunch in the park (the grass was a bit too damp, but we bravely balanced plates and plastic glasses of sparkling pear juice while sitting on a bench near the flower conservatory).…

20 April 2007
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Allons Enfants de …

I’ve waxed and waned rhapsodic on Greece, Scotland, Ireland, New Mexico, and Greece again. And of course I love my home state of California with almost every last bit of me. But I would be remiss if I didn’t also admit to my enduring,…

17 April 2007
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Checking In

It’s now been almost three months since my brother left for Greece. After two weeks in Athens studying Greek, he finally landed up on the island of Spetses where he managed to find a job working for a boat builder, an apartment, and some…

12 April 2007
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For the Love of Dogs

[Louie and me, post lick, photo by Brian.] I love dogs — always have, always will. I love cats, too, but there is just something about a happy, tail-wagging dog smiling at me that will make me melt every time. Dogs are so there…

7 April 2007