Beds are Burning

If you’ve paid any attention to any news this week (local, national, and even international), you’ve likely heard about the environmental disaster that is the Refugio Oil Spill.  To sum it up, a pipe carrying crude oil operated by the Plains All American Pipeline ruptured in a culvert just north of Santa Barbara, California. Of… Continue reading Beds are Burning

T is for Train Travel

Surfliner...

Living in this big metropolis, I’m eager to do anything that makes it so I have to deal with traffic less.  When I can I take the Metro (earthquake country’s version of the subway)…honestly if you’re headed to Dodger Stadium or Downtown Los Angeles from the San Fernando Valley, you can’t beat it.  The stations… Continue reading T is for Train Travel

McConnell’s Ice Cream

A 3 Small Scoop Taster

In the throes of state-testing, file audits, and general strife with certain teenagers who don’t make the connection between working hard and success, I find myself dreaming…dreaming…of ice cream. And not any ice cream, McConnell’s Fine Ice Creams. We had some this past weekend on our adventure (see, see how I’m building it up?) –… Continue reading McConnell’s Ice Cream

Day Nineteen – Free Write…My Summer Vacation

What’s that you say? Summer just started? Yeah, I know, but for me, vacation is only two weeks long…and those two weeks went by a little too fast for my tastes.  I have to say though, I think I did a much better job at enjoying every moment of every day this time.  That did… Continue reading Day Nineteen – Free Write…My Summer Vacation

Friday Night’s Alright for Writing (#17) – R&R, Old Haunts, and New Traditions

Ahhh…vacation. Sweet, sweet vacation.  I knew months back that I was going to have a week at the end of June during which I would have Maya part of the time and pondered different things to do…at first I thought I might go to New York for the part that I didn’t have her, but… Continue reading Friday Night’s Alright for Writing (#17) – R&R, Old Haunts, and New Traditions

Friday Night’s Alright for Writing (#16) School’s Out

No more pencils No more books No more teacher’s dirty looks –Alice Cooper Ok, so I’m definitely not a huge Alice Cooper fan, but 1) this song was in my head today as I left work on the last day before my summer vacation (not to be confused with “my summer off” – details later)… Continue reading Friday Night’s Alright for Writing (#16) School’s Out