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Flustered by feathered “friends”

It’s 6:00 a.m. on a Sunday morning. The kind of morning when you wake momentarily before realizing that you don’t have to stumble in the dark to shower, get dressed and head out to work at an ungodly hour. But before you can stretch out and relish the extra time for sleep, a shriek pierces […]

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Too Green For Me

I may have to quit my job because of garbage. It all started when we returned from vacationing on the coast. Great weather, beautiful views, deer frolicking under windows, complete relaxation. The kind of place where you feel the stress evaporating from your body. It’s also nice to be home again. Your own bed, your […]

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Our Best Friends

There was no way I was going to write about this. That’s what I’ve been telling myself for the last two months. But the little voice inside my head tells me otherwise, like it always does when an idea takes hold and just gets louder, until I give in so I can quiet it down […]

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Frog City


  Here’s a dirty little secret – I’m not really a Davisite. While I’ve lived in Davis off and on since age five, and long before it became an actual city, I don’t really qualify since I’m just not weird enough. Don’t get me wrong, I’m plenty weird in other respects. I know because my […]

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Night falling on The Sea Ranch

Summer Escapes

  We plan for it. We save up for it. Some of us pour over maps, marking the most effective routes to get to it. Others spend weeks comparing air fares and choosing the best flight times, booking hotels and arranging for rental cars that will whisk them to exotic destinations. Still others leave perfectly […]

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Maria Sandhu and Trudy Kalisky

The Colors of Us

Walking through the farmer’s market this past Saturday was both a colorful and reaffirming experience for me. I had strolled past the fragrant stalls many times over the years, but on this particular Saturday I wasn’t admiring the vibrant assortment of produce. It wasn’t the sweet scent of blushing peaches that caught my attention, or […]

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