Littles

This is Skylar.  She’s my niece.  To clarify, she is not one of my brothers’ children.  Rather, she is one of my cousins’ children. If you ask her, she will tell you that she is four years old.  She will also let you know that her favorite color is pink.  Sometimes.  Other times, it’s purple.  […]

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Rings and Things

There was great internal debate as to whether I would post about this online.  I’m not wont to share much of my personal life online, especially in highly exposed fora of arenas such as Facebook.  (I won’t go into it too much here, but I’m highly averse to the voyeuristic nature of Facebook and other […]

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Sunset Views: Albany Bulb

Sunsets on the horizon.  The weather’s been getting colder, and the winter rains are coming.  Wrapped in a fuzzy blanket next to a pile of sweet smelling, fresh laundry, I find my mind wandering.  Wandering over the last year.  Wandering through the photos, the places, and the people.  Wondering what I’ll do and where I’ll […]

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Wine Country Shenanigans

I just came home last night from a two-day off-site in Napa Valley for work.  They planned an “Amazing Race” event for us where we ended up scurrying around Napa Valley and its surrounding towns like maniacs trying to solve puzzles and overcome obstacles with alacrity and enthusiasm. My team came in at seventh.  Out […]

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Santa Cruz Life – Summer Living

It’s been a while.  Hello, Internet!  Hello, summer! A couple posts back, I announced that I had received a job offer.  Then I promptly fell off the face of the planet.  My Instagram account has remained fairly active, but the number of posts subsided, and my online presence at home took a deep dive. Let […]

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New Beginnings

Have you ever believed that if you want something badly enough, some force will get you what you want?  Sometimes, I feel that way.  And when it happens– when the world comes together just so— it’s just wonderful.  The music plays; the stars align. “Life is beautiful,” my mother would say. I took this photo […]

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Winter Wonderland

Snow!  Snow snow snow! In true California-style, I am a self-admitted weakling afraid of cold. Snow is painful now.  Especially blizzards such as the one I encountered in Maryland.  Thank goodness for heaters and double paned windows. I am also way overdue for a post. Lots of movement has been churning up my life lately, […]

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Coffee Dreams

I’ve been frequenting a lot of coffee shops in San Francisco lately.  I get cabin fever easily, and I feel the incessant urge to leave my house each day.  Generally, I try to save money by making coffee at home (San Francisco coffee is expensive!), but I sometimes give in to my inner demons and […]

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