Happy July! Summer is in full swing which means book lovers like me are chipping away at or planning their summer reading list. I’ve been collecting my book choices and adding them to my list ever since. I have been almost exclusively an e-reader for a few years, buying books for my iPad via the Kindle app. But lately the e-reader just isn’t doing it for me. Yes, I enjoy being able to adjust the lighting, making…

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Fire season is in full swing here in Northern California.  No matter where you live, you have likely heard about the painful drought we’ve been suffering for four years.  This drought has made California particularly susceptible to destructive, dangerous and fast-moving fires. There are numerous fires burning in California right now, particularly north of San Francisco. Just a few days after returning from a fire in the Grass Valley area in early August, where he was…

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Happy August! I don’t often post on Saturdays but I thought it would be a good time for a bit of catching up! It’s been a long week for me and even longer one for my husband, Bill, who was dispatched in the middle of the night last Sunday night to one of the many wild land fires burning in our state right now. He is doing fine and not in any terrible danger but…

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Often when I write my blog posts, I feel like I am catching up with a friend over coffee. I imagine what we would say to each other and think about what my friend would find interesting. Today I thought I would write as if you and I were sitting in a charming café somewhere, perhaps on the Boulevard Saint-Germain in Paris or North Beach in San Francisco. Here’s what I would say over coffee… I would tell…

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Even though summer doesn’t officially begin until June 21st, I always think of Memorial Day weekend as the mark of summer’s start. Many kids have completed their schooling for the year and are on a long break, people everywhere are planning for their upcoming summer vacation, and shorts, tank tops and sandals are making appearances again. Enjoying the warm sunshine with a good book is one of my favorite things that I rarely allow myself to…

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Spring is the time of year that finds so many of us making changes to better ourselves and improve all areas of our lives. Kenwood Vineyards Winery From healthier living and personal growth to creating a more organized home and trying new things, for me this season brings with it such promise and excitement. Tuning Up Getting a tune-up is not just for your vehicle, it’s for your body too. Once a year I like…

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