Monthly Archives: March 2017

Book Review: Hill

Hill Giono, Jean 2016 English translation by Paul Eprile of 1929 French original New York Review Books, 2016 Hill begins with a description of an isolated hamlet in the foothills of Mt. Lure in Provence in the early 1900’s.  Once … Continue reading

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Book Review: Offcomer

Offcomer Baker, Jo Vintage, 2002 As best I can tell, Offcomer is a slightly delayed coming of age story for the more complicated matters of transitioning from late adolescence to adulthood on the psychological rather than the physical side. The … Continue reading

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Though the Camera – 2017’s first lizard

The first lizard sighting  of the 2017 season.

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Through the Camera – Wildflowers

A field of blue dicks on the mountain during this year’s local superbloom.  The past two years there might have been 5 or 6 of these flowers in that spot.  

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An Adventure in Basic American Healthcare

A few months ago I noticed a small red area on one of my legs.  It was about as big as my thumbnail, was painless, didn’t itch, and otherwise was fairly easily forgotten about if I didn’t look at it.  … Continue reading

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Real Life Review: Gourmia GSV140P Sous Vide Immersion Pod

For years I have been curious about the near-mythical “Sous Vide” cooking technique, which advocates claim makes turning out restaurant quality meals as simple as dropping a bag in a pot of water. When I first looked into it, the … Continue reading

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Real Life Review: 2017 Mazda 3 Grand Touring 5 door

I am a buyer rather than a trader, and with cars that is no different than with tools. When I purchase a vehicle I am looking at getting at least 100,000 miles out of it, and preferably more. Recently, my … Continue reading

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