Jumpstart the Enjoyment

Just like that, it’s over. Christmas is behind us. A local radio station that’s been playing holiday music since November 15th at 3pm (I know because, ahem, I tuned in for the start) is back to playing regular tunes — but they’re easing us into things. Every other song is still a Christmas favorite, thank God. Something about this […]

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 […]

Sparkly silver.

I arrived home this evening to something lovely in the night air. Someone had a fire going, and its smell was drifting through the neighborhood. Church bells chimed. The streetlight was illuminating a misty haze settling in for the duration. Neighbors’ Christmas lights were on. Finally, the weather was beginning to feel the way it […]

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 […]

Fog City

This morning ushered in the first of the season’s fog, at least in these parts. It stayed darker longer, the morning was fuzzy and gray, and I did something I’ve not done since before the summer began: I made a cup of coffee to accompany me during my morning routine. Something about coffee in the […]

Marry-weather.

It’s been said that you shouldn’t marry the person you can live with, but that you should marry the one you can’t live without. I think we can add to that, don’t you? Marry not the person who simply brings something to the table, but who can also bring something to your soul during the […]