Learning, Moving & Traveling

Learning, Moving & Traveling

Sometimes I will go to a cafe to write and enjoy a cup of coffee. The atmosphere of the coffee shop can be both calming and energizing. The sounds of bartsias brewing beans and steaming cream combined with the chatter of people working on projects or just catching up with friends creates a gentle hum perfect [...]

Well Done

Well Done

I didn't grow up on raw meat or fish. In fact it wasn't until I reached by 20's that I learned that one could have a steak other than "well-done". Ok maybe that is an exaggeration but it's safe to say that the words "rare" or "medium rare" were never spoken in my parents' kitchen. [...]

Drive to Monterey Bay

Drive to Monterey Bay

On a spring morning in downtown San Francisco I was waiting for the bus.  I had signed up for a bus tour to the Monterey Peninsula located on the Northern California coastline, about two hours south of San Francisco. It was cold that day --which is typical  for the weather along the Nor Cal coast -- [...]

Travel Like A Local

Travel Like A Local

One summer I visited a good friend of mine down in San Clemente, a beach town along the California shore in Orange County.  It's a calm relaxing place that you would find in any travel magazine. Roads curve gently along homes set in hills rolling down to meet sandy beaches and vibrant blue waters. It was [...]