Star gazing

We went stargazing last night and saw a few shooting stars from the annual Perseid meteor shower, and while we only saw a couple meteors, it was fun traipsing around the back hills of Berkeley and other parts of the East Bay (alas, Tilden Park was a bust– too much fog) in search of a […]

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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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Inspiration: Looking Up

I recently went to a talk given by Pei Ketron (@pketron, Penelope’s Loom) in the Apple Store of downtown San Francisco. Her talk was a part of Apple’s #startsomethingnew campaign, and it was the first time I decided to get “out there” and meet someone new from the Instagram world. Pei’s photography is beautiful, crisp, […]

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Exploring the Marin Headlands

Let me just put this out there. Selfies. Are ridiculous. Now, I appreciate the occasional good selfie, but when people are hanging out the sunroof of a car while driving along a road in order to get a selfie with the Golden Gate Bridge in the background—well, that’s just dumb. I prefer, instead, to jostle […]

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