Monthly Archives: September 2012

Traffic

I once lived near the Presidio, in San Francisco, and there was a charming little city park with a lovely water feature a few blocks down from my house, called Mountain Lake Park. I would walk my dogs there, and … Continue reading

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Surfin’ Safari

“Let’s go surfin’ now! Everybody’s learnin’ how! Come on a safari with me!” ~The Beach Boys Summertime in California, early 1960s . . . If you lived down by the Pacific Ocean, you may not have known how to surf, … Continue reading

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Bat Cave Puja

In 1980, I was fortunate enough to be guided by a friendly Indonesian to a semi-secret ceremony being conducted by a local priest/shaman at the mouth of a bat cave, just up from the shore of the Indian Ocean. It … Continue reading

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One Taste

I was 8 years old when first introduced to floral ecstasy. It was midsummer in San Francisco, and all of that summer was warm and bright, as I recall, but I’m sure we all like to remember the summers of … Continue reading

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The Shadow

The first radio show I remember hearing was The Shadow, circa 1951. Because radio shows required visualization based on memory association, my 3 year old imagination was inspired to add some emotionally-reactive interpretation to the echoing sound of a creaking … Continue reading

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Chicken Corner

About a month after Mazie and I found each other again (2001), we moved in together in a little waterfront town in the San Francisco area called Martinez. We lived there for about a year and half, before moving up … Continue reading

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Night Nurse

2009 Since retiring from my career in the Natural and Organic Food Industry, I found that I still needed to augment my retirement savings, and so I found a residential treatment center for advanced Alzheimer’s patients nearby to where I … Continue reading

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