Tag Archives: California

Hiking Yosemite

Walking among California’s sequoias sort of feels like being in the movie Honey, I Shrunk the Kids. Your neck starts to hurt looking up at what’s considered the earth’s largest trees. They’re found in groves in and around Yosemite National … Continue reading

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NC GOP to LGBT: Gender-Specific Restrooms

Those of us with siblings or who’ve had roommates, whether family or not, know what it’s like to share a bathroom, sometimes even with members of the opposite sex. We’ve waited our turn for the toilet and shower, slipped on … Continue reading

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Los Angeles: Meeting Miriam and the Getty

One of the true joys of blogging are the friendships I’ve made. I tell people about my “blog friends,” and how I know details of lives of complete strangers who aren’t really strangers. So to meet a blog friend in … Continue reading

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California Cycling

We spent five days cycling through Napa and Sonoma counties, taking in the vast panoramas of California, from hot desert climbs to cool coastal descents.

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California Teachers Divest Funds from Gun Makers

Teachers in California, resisting calls that they should be armed in the classroom with something more than their lesson plans, are taking a stand against guns by  aiming one of their most potent weapons—their wallets. The California State Teachers Retirement … Continue reading

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