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Detours: A California adventure… part 1; Goodbye San Francisco…

I left my mom’s house on New Year’s Eve, after the Christmas madness, the house full of too many people, family drama, people getting sick, the double Christmas dinner, the exhaustion and post-Christmas letdown… and I stopped on Treasure Island … Continue reading

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A vase that looks like a sunset, a heart trapped in glass… and a real sunset… that looks like a vase… maybe?

My mom loved the vase I made for her in my glass blowing classes. It now resides on top of her old player piano. My wife loved the little vase I made for her in colors that match our remodeled … Continue reading

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A rose garden, a sunset, and a city by a bay… part 2…

Yeah, it was that kind of sunset, and I almost missed it. If you don’t know why roses are popping up in here, you didn’t read the first post in the series. There I was, last night, stuck in traffic … Continue reading

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A rose garden, a sunset, and a city by a bay… part 1…

Another thing I like to do when visiting my  mom in the Bay Area is drive up to the Berkeley Rose Garden. It is part of the University of California, Berkeley, and rose breeders from all over the world send … Continue reading

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Because it’s a sunset… over San Francisco… part 1…

That is a nice picture of a sunset. Look at the seagull flying by. I know, there is no San Francisco in that picture. We are getting to that. See, There is San Francisco. But where is the sunset? Well, … Continue reading

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A girl, a boy, a big rock, an old tree, and a faraway city…

On our last day in the Bay Area, I took Mollie, my daughter, her boyfriend and my wife, to another of my favorite places from back in the day. This is Indian Rock… I know, it is amazing that in … Continue reading

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Not another San Francisco adventure!… the final chapter… a circle around the bay…

We have come full circle… pun intended… and reached the last post of this one particular day in San Francisco. We drove across the Oakland Bay Bridge, and  rode a rocket boat underneath it. We watched the fog rolling in … Continue reading

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