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July 21, 2011

The Snowman Who Could

It’s the oldest wish in the world.  Wanting snow in July.  Not just any July, but a July that is breaking all time heat records.

I love to visit snow.  In SoCal snow is but an hour away, so yes, that’s what we do.  We take day trips on Saturday...

July 16, 2011

My Summer Car

I have a new car back at home.  I love my car almost as much as I love my pets because I’m a Southern Californian and we love our cars inordinately.

But I’m on vacation now.  For six weeks I get to idle my time in the soft and green humidity of America’s he...

July 9, 2011

Beach Red

Reading about winter clothes in Vogue, in the depths of a Midwest summer, has presented me with a challenge.  It turns out I’m supposed to wear red this winter and love it.   Oh, and by winter, Vogue means this fall.  Just so I’m clear.

This fall...

July 7, 2011

Orange Red Farm Door

I’m in this tiny town in Western Illinois and yesterday their monthly air raid siren went off.  It wailed long and strong.  Went on longer than the tsunami siren they’ve just installed at the end of the Balboa Peninsula.  And at the end, the sound e...

July 1, 2011

Queen Anne's Lace

I just read the name of a recipe.  Pear Tart with Stilton Cheese and Cranberry Rash.  Cranberry Rash?  Ghastly.  Maybe they mean rasher, as in rasher of bacon.  Anything’s possible, just off the plane, train and automobile, getting from California to I...

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