The Rain Wish

I arrived home from Christmas day festivities at 11:11pm, and it was 70 degrees outside. A warm wind had been blowing for almost 24 hours, and it felt like it should be any season other than winter. Back in the ’90s, I remember appreciating warm Christmases when I’d come home from college in Michigan; something […]

Seasonal Peace

The San Gabriel Mountains as well as others here in SoCal have been dusted with their first snow of the season, and our skies have been delightfully gray the past few days. Yesterday one section of the range was in the setting sun’s vibrant amber spotlight; the air was so clear and crisp that you’d […]

In real life

A certain place has been popping into my head a lot lately. It’s evening, it’s a quaint street, there are white lights strewn in bare trees, and there’s the slightest bit of snow that’s built up along the sidewalks. A two-lane street bends slightly up ahead, and people are out for a leisurely stroll, window […]