La Jolla’s Coast Walk: Keeping Traditions on New Year’s Day

January 3, 2022California

“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language And next year’s words await another voice.” ~T.S. Eliot, Little Gidding I’m not exactly certain how it all began, but one New Year’s Day in the early 2000s, our family decided to head out on a walk along the La Jolla coast. As we welcomed a … Read More

A California Road Trip: Travel in the Time of Covid

July 27, 2020California

“Afoot and lighthearted, I take to the open road. Healthy, free, the world before me, The long brown path before me leading wherever I choose.” ~Walt Whitman, Song of the Open Road The original plan was to fly. In the perfect world scenario that had played in my mind, our bags would be packed, and … Read More

The Laguna Beach Pirate Tower: Curiosity on the California Coast

August 20, 2019California

The pirate tower makes its appearance at low tide. Hidden around a rocky corner at Laguna’s Victoria Beach, the sepia-toned stone structure stands tall and narrow against the surrounding cliff, as if pretending to be a natural part of the landscape. It’s a moody sort of place, a bit foreboding, forlorn and solitary, clinging to … Read More

A Guide to Napa Valley: California’s Quintessential Wine Country

July 15, 2019California

“Keep close to Nature’s heart…and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.” ~John Muir There are places in this world that hold special meaning to us. Places where moments are forever etched in our memories, written in indelible ink and frozen … Read More