oh! oy? christmas

I never feel ready for it. I am often baffled by it. I am uncomfortable with certain aspects of it. I am also fascinated by it. It? Christmas. In Key West this year, Christmas manifests itself with over the top displays of lights, displayed on the unquestioned assumption that more is better, particularly if it’sContinue reading “oh! oy? christmas”

Fire!!

What a difference a week makes. Last week I was revelling in the grandeur of the great outdoors. This week I’m sequestered from it, seldom venturing out-of-doors because of the proximity of a fire. The streets of our city are now relatively deserted. Two weeks before Christmas. The people who are venturing out are wearingContinue reading “Fire!!”

December Gift

December, Santa Barbara, CA, late afternoon, low low tide. I stand on the edge of North America gazing out at the vastness of the Pacific Ocean. Other creatures such as surfers, sea gulls, ibis, ecstatic dogs, photographers and ordinary strollers are there as well. We all meet just at the edge of the continent, whereContinue reading “December Gift”

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