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You are so beautiful, California, to me

  If I could sing, California If I could sing If I had his marinated voice his command California I would caress you tone by sanded tone word by weeping word You are so beautiful California to me You are so beautiful mountain towns artichoke fields coastal cities...

My lopsided mimosa tree is like me. Should I worry?

When our daughter was growing up, Jim and I loved to take her camping with friends along the Lost Coast. Our favorite campsite was on the Mattole River, and it was shaded by pine and mimosa trees. The mimosas were small when we first camped there, and we enjoyed how...

Flash fiction: the art of telling stories in few words

While selling books at the 2018 Sonoma County Fair with other members of Redwood Writers, I offered to write a story from 30 to 60 words for book lovers who signed up for my newsletter. They picked the number of words, and if they wanted to, they selected two words...

Little Lithuanian, a song composed for my stepmother in 1979

While trying to go to sleep a while ago, I thought of a song I wrote for my stepmother back in 1979. Titled Little Lithuanian, it hasn't crossed my mind for at least a decade. Isn't it strange what surfaces when you're not quite ready to drift off? My stepmother was...

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