Petty is NOT Pretty

Taking the high road.  The oddest thing happened the other day at lunch.  I was in line with my friends when I overheard the couple directly in front of me having a discussion about breast cancer.  There are few things I can wax poetically on and breast cancer oddly enough just happens to be one [...]

By | March 28th, 2012|Petaluma|0 Comments

A 300-Mile Post Card

The sun is starting to show some promise here along the river. Some much needed sun I might add and as the ladies continue their slumber I think back on a weekend that started this past Wednesday.  A truly glorious way to start the weekend by walking out of the office midweek and kissing it [...]

By | March 24th, 2012|Petaluma|0 Comments

Not in The Doghouse

Bonnie and I love to wander.  The gypsy blood in us causes us to uproot every now and again from we’ve hung our hats comfortably for a period of time to go out and find a new horizon.  These days we’ve reserved our “wandering” for the weekends and there’s one place on our “to-do list” [...]

By | March 21st, 2012|Petaluma|0 Comments

Welcome Spring

Spring ahead … Fall back … Whatever the reason It’s time to enjoy This brand new season … A time for hope A chance to start anew Spring is the green light Waking the krokuses Waking the blossoms To come on through … Whatever the reason It’s time to enjoy This brand new season. Peace, [...]

By | March 20th, 2012|Petaluma|0 Comments

The Little Things

As many of you know, our oldest daughter is studying abroad at the University of Leeds, approximately two hours north of London.  She lives with three other “flatmates” and her weekends are always jam packed with activities.  This past weekend she explored the waterfront capital city of Wales (Cardiff [The Fort of Didius]) and after [...]

By | March 6th, 2012|Family & Friends, LuLu, Petaluma|0 Comments

An Extended Stay

Out here along Highway 101 between Sebastopol and Petaluma sits an “Extended Stay” motel.  I refer to this particular Extended Stay as “the palace”.  It’s in a fairly rough part of Santa Rosa between Hearn and Corby Streets; I know this because I lived in Room 214 of this establishment for four months while I [...]

By | March 2nd, 2012|Cancer Support Group, Petaluma|0 Comments

Small and Beautiful World

So the joggers in the afternoon remind me each afternoon that it’s that time of year again where the winter pounds are being shed for the spring and summer months.  I always internally ask each of them to run an extra mile for me.  Running was never my forte.  Running a bar tab is probably [...]

By | February 24th, 2012|Family & Friends, LuLu, Petaluma|0 Comments

Someone Like You

With exactly one hundred and fifty-five posts on this blog I suspect you’ve learned by now that the term “mainstream” is not exactly where I hang my hat.  Mainstream is where the majority exists, one in which I recognized at an early age to stay away from.  The Grammy Awards last night is a clear [...]

By | February 13th, 2012|Cancer Support Group, Family & Friends, Petaluma|0 Comments

The Dude Abides

While I look around from my vantage point this evening I notice not much has changed since walking downstairs after a restful night’s sleep. The sun appears to be about where it was some twelve hours ago and although the television is on in the background and the “ladies of luxury” have since descended as [...]

By | February 12th, 2012|Family & Friends, Petaluma|0 Comments

The Kitchen Table

I watched my wife grab the laptop last night and take it to her part of the couch in an effort to process our oldest daughter’s federal and state tax returns.  Yes, we all understand it’s that time of year again.  Remember the days when we all filed the 1040EZ form? A one page instrument [...]

By | February 10th, 2012|Family & Friends, LuLu, Petaluma|1 Comment