Ocean City Beach, Washington

Phil and I took the pups for a walk down to the beach this evening. The sun was setting and it was getting cool. The wind had picked up, so I had to put my hood up to keep from getting sand in my dreads. The path from the campground to the ocean is about a quarter of a mile. When the tide is out, it is about the same amount from the edge of…

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Palm Springs & A Corpse

January 23 Wow, January is three quarters done already. How did that happen? One day at a time I guess. I write these pages in Scrivener, and so I can see each entry labeled with its date down the side of the page. Twenty three entries, pretty darn cool. That, my friends, is a lot of written crap. 11,746 words, to be precise. Wow. If only I had written those into my fiction, instead of…

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Noise at Midnight

January 22 Crap, I got up late again – a little before eight. The pain is less today, more achy in my neck and forehead, less sharp and more dull. I slept quite a bit, I wish I felt more rested. But I am tired. It’s a crappy way to start the day, waking up tired. I got to sleep about 10 or 10:30. Woke up at a quarter to midnight. I lay in bed…

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Feng Shui & Mash

January 14 It is 7 at night and I am writing this tucked into my bed, under my new sheets and comforter, propped up with a bunch of new pillows. The rest of the family is hanging out in the living room, watching Mash reruns. For some reason, Madeline really likes that show. Which is hysterically funny to me. We watch Chips, Emergency and Mash. Every once in a while we get stuck with Andy…

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No Dinosaurs in Cali

January 8 We went to a museum today with J and her kids. It was ok. For eight bucks I expected a bit more. I mean, cripe, I can get a ticket to the discount movie theater for that. I could have gone and see the last Hobbit flick. But I did enjoy it. We sat through two mini movies, which would have been better if some of the equipment wasn’t broken. They had six…

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Bad Coffee

January 4 Wow, four days into the new year already. I was reminded recently of a saying that I used to wear as a patch on my jacket. It said, Today is the first day of the rest of your life. I loved that idea, even as a fifth grader. The idea that you can just start over every morning. Wow. That is cool. So, today is Sunday. I had planned on sleeping in, staying…

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Tlaquepaque Shopping, Sedona

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Tlaquepaque is a wonderful little shopping area in the heart of Sedona, Arizona. We make sure we visit every time we come to Sedona. Tlaquepaque translates as “The Best of Everything” and it is modeled after a tradtional Mexican village. It was originally built to be an artist’s community, and you can still find artists working their craft in their shops. We love the architecture of the place – you’ll find that the buildings were…

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