Is This You?

 Earth Without Art There were four of us on a very long road trip to Texas from Nevada. The second day we drove over 700 miles and were more than punchy when we pulled into a buffet restaurant in a small Texas town at around 7 p.m. We gathered … [Read more...]

Is This You?

The Smell of—Soap  Have you been to a soap store? Yes a soap store. Chances are that you have been. I was in one just last week. These alcoves of bubbles and smells are filled to the brim and shopped by some of the best sniffers around. Not just by … [Read more...]

Is This You?

Credit Check In a discussion the topic of credit comes up. There are as many facets about credit as there are grains of sand on Pismo Beach—that is to say nearly innumerable. To dissect a credit profile takes knowledge and power. Knowledge in k … [Read more...]

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Excess    I have had my ears pierced twice in my lifetime. Not twice as in four holes, but two separate times because several years after the first experience which involved ice cubes a big, no a huge needle and half a potato in my mom’s kitchen, t … [Read more...]

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Going www-less I have just found the coolest button on my computer. Okay so I didn’t just find it. I knew it was there but I haven’t used it as much as I should. It’s the off button. When was the last time you used the off button on your computer? … [Read more...]

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Flip of a Coin  How many times during a day could you use a coin to decide your next move? One? Twenty seven? Three hundred and sixteen? More? Of course some decisions are automatic. If you have two or more bathrooms in your house and nature calls … [Read more...]

Is This You?

Pictures and People   I don’t have an aversion to people. I rather like talking to people. Learn what makes them tick and what, you know, clicks their clock. For instance: When I turned the corner leaving the produce department and entering the Mex … [Read more...]

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Passport Performance Recently I had to renew my passport. Well I didn’t have to, but you never know when you will be on the US/Canada border and want to step over the line and pick a flower and will need a passport to do so. Since my passport had e … [Read more...]

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Fish Food  Some of you will think from the title this do dah will be all about how, where, why, or when to fish. I of course being duly appraised by LL Bean as a fully functioning fly fisher-person, I have the certificate to prove it, could of … [Read more...]

Is This You?

One Way Streets    I have an aversion to one way streets. Is there a real reason for them? It just feels wrong on so many levels to drive clear on the left side of the street, in other words to the left of where the center white line usually is, le … [Read more...]