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Droning on… part 8…

This is, I swear, the very last drone video I shot in the Bay Area the Christmas before last, when I got my first drone. My younger daughter Mollie and two friends she invited to my mom’s house to join … Continue reading

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Droning on… part 1…

I know, this is a lame little video, but it was the first time I really flew my drone. I got the drone for Christmas. Not this year… or last year, I guess that would be… but the year before. … Continue reading

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A ‘Saving Christmas’ and ‘saving democracy’ hybrid… the final chapters…

Okay, this is the last post of two separate series. It is also my last day at my mom’s house in the Bay Area. We did it. With much quarantining and covid testing, multiple vehicles and some help from Amazon, … Continue reading

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Saving Christmas; part 3…

We managed to pull off our traditional Christmas dinner, after all the quarantining and testing and what not. Did I mention that I drove my mother-in-law’s RV to the Bay Area in a convoy with my wife, younger daughter and … Continue reading

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Saving Christmas; part 2…

We finally had our Christmas yesterday! Thanks, covid. But I would like to fill you in on what I did to try to save a part of Christmas for my wife, back when the rest of you were having your … Continue reading

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Not just any…

A father and his son, walking together. They enjoy each other’s company, the father giving lessons about nature without being too obvious that he is teaching anything at all. Sometimes no word are exchanged, and the moment is enough. The … Continue reading

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Some perks of driving 500 miles in a motor home to visit my 97-year-old mother at the house in the Bay Area where I grew up, in a socially-distant, responsible manner… I mean the visit, not me when I was growing up, I was perhaps socially-distant, but no way was I ever responsible…

So I borrowed my mother-in-law’s motor home to visit my mom. Is that weird? Also, is it weird that for a 60-year-old guy my legs are still so sexy? First perk; Dew-speckled roses in the morning. Sorry, I know you … Continue reading

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The garden where I played as a child…

The old plum tree on the top level of our backyard. Every year, mom would say “don’t eat too many plums” and every year at least two of us, my three brothers and I, would get tummy aches… or worse. … Continue reading

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So who was having the most fun?

Was it my daughter Mollie and her boyfriend? Nope! Was it my older daughter Jessica and her husband? Get real! I mean, yeah, Mollie looks pretty happy. Hey, anybody can look happy. That doesn’t mean anything. Not that it was … Continue reading

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Why do I look so happy?

Because I am on one of these… And I was zipping around San Diego Bay with both my daughters in town at the same time Mollie and her new boyfriend, Ben. They are almost annoyingly adorable. Jessica and her husband … Continue reading

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