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Oh yeah…

My younger daughter, Mollie, got me a custom father’s day coffefe mug… which is appropriate, seeing that I am an actual Scottish Lord, thanks to my other daughter, Jessica. But I told that story already, so you should already know … Continue reading

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Detours: A California adventure… part 5; The reason for my first detour…

There is one of the reasons I took the detour that started off this three-day, detour-laden road trip. My little cousin, Campbell… pronounced ‘camble’ for those of you who were wondering. Yes, I stopped by Santa Cruz on my way … Continue reading

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That crazy Christmas dinner… that we do twice… part 2…

The flaming plum pudding, a staple of our fancy English Christmas double-dinners. I won’t tell you about plum pudding again. I do every year. Search back for it, or Google it. But it is hard to take a picture of … Continue reading

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That crazy Christmas dinner… that we do twice… part 1…

Christmas dinner at my mom’s house in the San Francisco Bay Area has evolved into a complicated, two-headed beast. We do a full, traditional English Christmas dinner on Christmas day… and then we do it again the following day. It … Continue reading

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Christmas monkey!!!

Hey, don’t judge us… we have weird Christmas traditions. Okay, technically, giving cheap rubber masks as gifts isn’t really a tradition… yet… It might be, starting next year. My 94-year-old mother. She makes a good koala. Ummm…. We do have … Continue reading

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Christmas, space ships… and a monkey…

Christmas at my mom’s house in the Bay Area. Did I even do a post yesterday? I was so busy, I can’t remember. A huge, fancy dinner for 18 people… which we will do again tonight… with all the same … Continue reading

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Well, you knew we would end up in San Francisco during our Christmas trip, right?… part 1…

I had to go up in a very tall, scary, glass elevator for that photo. It’s Christmas eve, and we did our annual pilgrimage to the city. Bong, James Bong. That’s not even a real dog. We always head across … Continue reading

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