Tag Archives: California

Book Review: The Buddha in the Attic

The Buddha in the Attic Otsuka, Julie 2011, Vintage Bought off the “local interest” shelf at City Lights during a brief stop in San Francisco, and read against the context of having visited Manzanar and the OK hotel in Seattle, … Continue reading

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Book Review: True

True Greenfield, Karl Taro 2018 Little A, New York Selected out of the free Amazon Prime Reading options, the book caught my attention based more on genre than content. I’m glad I picked it, as there was a depth to … Continue reading

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Book Review: Fat City

Fat City Gardner, Leonard Original 1969, NYRB edition 2015 Set in Stockton, California in the late 1950’s, this book dives deep into the lives of two young men, one barely starting his adult life and the other, though only 29, … Continue reading

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Real Life Review: Purple Air PA-II Air Quality Sensor

Living in the high desert of Southern California and within distant sight of Cajon Pass,there have been many days when I can see the wall of haze / smog / general yuck in the air rising up the pass from … Continue reading

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Going Solar – Part 9: Joining the Smartgrid

A few days ago a postcard showed up in my mailbox advising me of an impending deadline for an energy storage incentive for households with installed solar arrays. Interested, but assuming it was a scam of some nature, I did … Continue reading

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Book Review: Water and the California Dream

Water and the California Dream Carle, David Counterpoint, 2016 What were the odds – I drive 1500 miles from the California desert to combine getting out of the dry desert summer with a pilgrimage to Elliott Bay Books in Seattle, … Continue reading

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Wandering the West – Part 8: Wrapping up with the Central California Coast

The day got off to a headache free, but late, start as my motivation for getting up and out ran smack into my motivation to not end the trip. While I had no technical reason to mandate that it was … Continue reading

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