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When Plants and Passion Collide

This is the first story I had published since I started writing on a regular basis, and am so flattered ...

Gardens

I'm excited about tomorrow. Briercrest Park, La Mesa. San Diego Hort Society . The first garden tour of the season. ...

Turning Bread into Wine

Cornbread and biscuits. All the way home last night I was craving cornbread, butter and honey or good biscuits with ...

Flags & the Pledge

Two flags, 13 stars each, frame an impressive banner tied to the mini blinds in the jury room. Is that ...

Should've Known Better

So where are you from? I asked. What was I thinking? College area. So have you ever served on a ...

The Sentence

Checked in, take off your jacket, through the metal detectors, grim faced security people watch sullenly as we file through. ...

I give up. Technology is so cool.

Don't need a phone on my trip. But, do need to be able to text, in London, in Marrakech. What ...

the wind was all about surfers on tuesday

The wind feels like its coming from the south, but what do I know? My knowledge of directions is anecdotal. ...

pizza binge causes conjunctivitis and respiratory failure in dogs

I woke up late this morning, enclosed in a cheesy dream of last nights pizza pie and edamame. My left ...

Rosetta Stone

I will stick to it. I will go through all five levels, all 400 hours before I get on the ...

Dogs before Dawn in South Carlsbad

What was that? I saw something dart across the road under the shadow of the street light. Odd. The dogs ...

Hookah dreams

It's quiet in the car, the creaking of the train on the curves the only sound. It's late afternoon and ...

I got one more in me today

OK. Have to say it. I feel sorry for Paula Deen. It makes me angry that people judge her and ...

Pink on Plywood

It was spitting when I left the Elks. They have a new door, doesn't match anything else, doesn't have anything ...

The Green House Rev 1

Thank god for the trolley system, they thought as they hopped off at the corner of Leucadia Blvd and Orpheus. ...

Dreams of Spring on a Sunny Winter's Day

That morning they carried the little boy to the window so he could see for himself. Both of his legs ...

What kind of an agent are you?

Everyone thought he was a real estate agent. As far back as I can recall I’ve seen his name and ...

December 23, 2011

So I'm waiting to be picked up outside my office in the midway district by a man I met with ...

The Burdens We Carry

i'm ready for the day- whatever comes my way. breakfast- yes - cup of oatmeal with an apple chopped up- ...

Candy Cigarettes

It's 630am in Carlsbad and the sun is just waking up? the frost ices the weed whacked rail side ecological ...

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