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You are so beautiful, California, to me

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?

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...

Snapshot brings back memories of when ‘I’ had no meaning for me

Snapshot brings back memories of when ‘I’ had no meaning for me

Yesterday, Jim and our son-in-law, Roger, were setting up my new Samsung smart TV, which made me recall the long-ago days when all you had to do was turn on a TV, and you were good to go. If nothing of interest was available, you turned the little "tube" off and went...

Flash fiction: the art of telling stories in few words

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...

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