Monthly Archives: October 2011

Trick or Treat? You Decide.

Yes, I’m back, after a relaxing week in Hawaii followed by a harried post-vacation week of mourning: for the freshest possible papaya, coconut and pineapple, for locally caught fish, for white sands, clear ocean waters, and sea turtle sightings, for … Continue reading

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Money Pit

The leaves on the Japanese maple in my yard are a deep shade of red. Three locally grown pumpkins sit on my front porch. A bottle of wine sits in my refrigerator, chilled and ready for a Friday evening dinner. … Continue reading

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Occupy Costco

The Occupy Wall Street movement that took root in New York City four weeks ago has taken hold in the Bay Area, with scores of demonstrators camping out on city property to talk about corporate greed and government corruption.  –Contra … Continue reading

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Wake Up and Smell the Coffee, America

Three days ago my automatic coffee maker broke. Just like that. One day it was working and the next it simply stopped. This isn’t good I thought. You could say I was steeped in panic. Coffee makers are electronic. And … Continue reading

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