End of October List

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Just wanted to quickly share a few things I am doing, read­ing, and think­ing about. It’s been a full end of October…and between the work­ing I am try­ing to spend as much time as I can out­side and in the … Con­tinue read­ing

Kabocha and the First Rain

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Some­time last week the ocean changed color. It was this deep sum­mer blue before. Now it is full of sand and kelp, a kind of old-glass green. And yes­ter­day I had to take off my sun­glasses to check if the … Con­tinue read­ing

Mark Bittman and Yucatan

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Mark Bittman in the last Sun­day Times, wrote an arti­cle about a lit­tle town right next to the one I worked in. And he wrote beau­ti­fully about the “three sis­ters,” corn, beans, and squash. He described the way that old … Con­tinue read­ing

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On a foggy sum­mer morn­ing I pull off the side of High­way One and into Swan­ton Berry Farms. Com­plete with brightly hand painted signs and defi­antly cheery sun­flow­ers I watch as peo­ple step out of their cars and smile. Enter­ing … Con­tinue read­ing

Santa Cruz Summer

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As I start to explore what is an old-new town for me I wanted to share a cou­ple of the things I’ve found that excite me. I am itch­ing to find the time to sit down and share some of … Con­tinue read­ing

Tracking me down

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Since I last wrote..I have been on a whirl­wind trip. Just now I am finally set­tling back into life in beau­ti­ful sum­mer­time north­ern Cal­i­for­nia. I am begin­ning to clear the cob­webs from the blog and am excited to be back … Con­tinue read­ing

In Between

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A tired gate that swings open with a groan­ing squeak each time it’s used indi­cates the com­ing of morn­ing here. Then the foot­steps and loud voices of peo­ple find­ing their way to the parked cars in the park­ing lot next … Con­tinue read­ing

Tortillas of Here

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Recently back from Mex­ico City and full of big city tastes. I was, as I always am in Mex­ico City, bowled over by all the tastes from each region com­ing together in the cacoph­o­nic way that only a city of … Con­tinue read­ing

Miel

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As I wrap of my time here in Yucatan I have decided to a series of about some of the things that cap­ture my atten­tion here. A blan­ket of yel­low has descended on Yucatan. The tajonal flow­ers are every­where. They are … Con­tinue read­ing

To be fed

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Part of the rea­son I began this blog was to explore my fas­ci­na­tion with being in the world as it relates to food, new places, and in many ways the feel­ing of explo­ration. As I con­tinue to write this under­stand­ing … Con­tinue read­ing