Category Archives: Personal

Saving Weecha

One of the first books that I read as a child that left an impression with me was the book Weecha about a raccoon that is chased by hunters and their dogs. Memories being what they are, I was off a bit. The book is about Weecha the Raccoon but the main story was the friendship …

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CBS Sunday Morning Briefs

My favorite show is CBS Sunday Morning and every week they make me less ignorant. Today I learned about the Bradford Watermelon The Tombstone Shady Lady and finally Mary Colter, an early 20th-century architect.    

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Graybeard and Graybeard

I went up to Ferndale (650 miles north of Los Angeles)  this week to see my Dad on his 89th birthday. I also had one other goal. When my Dad was in the army he shaved twice a day from West Point to Frankfurt, Germany a span of 22 years. When he retired, the first thing …

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One year, seven hundred posts later

It has been about a year since I started blogging again and the results have been mixed. I’ve been interested enough to write about something seven hundred times but those interested in what I’m writing are a rare breed. I’m not sure who is reading what I’m writing, based on comments Gary is my regular …

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The House

The passing of Greg Allman this past weekend made me put on Eat a Peach and kick back as though I was fifteen years old and let the memories wash over me.  The Allman Brothers music was made for being stoned and nobody was more stoned in the early 70’s than my brothers and his …

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Recommended restaurants in Los Angeles

By readers of the NY Times.  Any other suggestions? We are going to try one restaurant per month. République serves French-inspired dishes in a dramatic 1920s building. 10e Restaurant, 811 West Seventh Street Alimento, 1710 Silver Lake Boulevard Bestia, 2121 East Seventh Place Osteria Mozza, 6602 Melrose Avenue Sqirl, 720 North Virgil Avenue Hatchet Hall, …

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Empath mode

The dream was swirling around just before I needed to wake up. My friend Jerry was there, the old companion and I were in a somewhat modern world but different. People were around us and as we wandered a 50ish African American woman with a companion came up to us and we wandered around together. …

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Taiwan

Staying with my dad for another moment. I was in Glendale, Ca when I was born, he was in Taiwan serving as one of those unofficial military advisors that go to countries around the world. While at his house this past week I discovered a document that documented his time in Taiwan.  I learned a few …

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Dealing with dementia

I hadn’t made the trip to Ferndale to see my dad for a few months. I had been able to catch him in Arizona while he was visiting his brother the last two times thus saving me from the 1300 mile round trip but it was time to make the drive once again that I …

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The frugal fan

Just how inexpensive can you make a trip to Dodger stadium and still sit in premium seats? I intended to find out today. Using SeatGeek I was looking for one ticket in the Field Box and was willing to pay around $15 – 20 knowing full well that no matter where the seat was, that a …

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