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Blackout Curtains

I used to wake up in darkness. I spent more than eight years getting out of bed with blackout curtains draped over our bedroom windows. They were necessary. They helped me fall asleep for my graveyard shifts. Just like 32 oz. of coffee helped me jumpstart my brain before sunrise. This morning, I watched sunlight […]

Photo Friday: Winter

Signs of Winter in San Francisco’s West Portal. This looks like the leftovers of a Winter Wonderland near the Bookshop. My entry for this week’s Photo Friday: Winter.

Photo Friday: Eat!

A breakfast sandwich from Cowgirl Creamery in San Francisco: Baked egg with melted gruy√®re, mushrooms and prosciutto. Something yummy for today’s Photo Friday challenge: Eat! Honestly, today’s photo challenge seemed to be up my alley.

Worlds Collide

Colleague: “You should join me for the Off the Grid food truck event by Fort Mason.” Another Colleague: “I’d love to see you at our karaoke party in JapanTown.” Evite: “Host wanted to remind you about (insert friend’s name) birthday coming up.” I hit the “unavailable” button on the Evite page. My response: “I wish […]


Less than two weeks to go before I’m flying to St. Petersburg. I still have a ton of editing and writing to finish. I also have to work on new subjects for new lectures. I’m sure I will be working on these presentations on the plane. In the meantime, I’m trying to get a better […]

Enjoying a Sunday Afternoon

A bottle of wine, a good book and my hubby. Who could ask for anything more on a lazy afternoon? I made it thru a few chapters of “The Unpopular Mr. Lincoln,” with a few glasses of Gruet Blanc de Noir Brut NV. This is the patio at Tucos in Davis.

About to Rock My World

We have tickets to tonight’s showing of Watchmen: IMAX Experience. This movie will rock my world!!! Mark turned me on to the graphic novel: The Watchmen. It made Time’s list for the top 100 novels, ever. TGIF. Just need to survive one more day in the newsroom and I’m free for the weekend! Joy!

Naturalist Center

An ocra skull inside the Naturalist Center. Plenty of kids surfing the web on the Mac stations, a library of science books and magazines plus a documentary on cheetahs

Cooking Veggie