BlogFestivus, Day Seven: Seasons Change

Thanks for coming back to this year’s BlogFestivus writing challenge. Nine stories that are supposed to take inspiration from the nine reindeer on Santa’s sleigh. Today is Day Seven– Donner. Today, you get that double-dose so that I can be back on track. This is the second of today’s installments, so if you’re seeing this one in…

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BlogFestivus, Day Six: Seasons Change

Thanks for coming back to this year’s BlogFestivus writing challenge. Nine stories that are supposed to take inspiration from the nine reindeer on Santa’s sleigh. Today is Day Six – Cupid. Today, you get that double-dose so that I can be back on track. This is the first of today’s installments. Previous chapters: 1 2 3 4 5 6 She was seated…

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BlogFestivus, Day Five: Seasons Change

Thanks for coming back to this year’s BlogFestivus writing challenge. Nine stories that are supposed to take inspiration from the nine reindeer on Santa’s sleigh. Today is Day Five – Comet. Note: I’m a day late — just didn’t have it in me after Friday’s events. I’ll catch up and get back on track today and tomorrow.…

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BlogFestivus, Day Three: Seasons Change

Thanks for coming back to this year’s BlogFestivus writing challenge. Nine stories that are supposed to take inspiration from the nine reindeer on Santa’s sleigh. Today is Day Three – Prancer. Previous chapters: 1 2 3 Holly stared at the fire unconsciously rubbing her bruised shoulder, her class’s midterm papers untouched on the ottoman. She was tired and preoccupied…

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BlogFestivus, Day Two: Seasons Change

Thanks for coming back to this year’s BlogFestivus writing challenge. Nine stories that are supposed to take inspiration from the nine reindeer on Santa’s sleigh. Today is Day Two – Dancer. Previous chapters: 1 2 The following evening, Holly and Nick were scribbling out Christmas cards when she noticed movement in the front yard. “Nick! It’s HER!”…

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2008 Favorites — Photos

In general, I wasn't really thrilled with a lot of the photos I took this year, and thought that I'd have a hard time coming up with some I really liked.  After perusing though I did find several that I was really fond of this year. Branches Branches.  I took this in Sonoma last January. …

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Let It Snow!! (err… once in a great while)

San Diego Snow If you like a winter wonderland, San Diego isn't the first place many people think of (rightfully so!).  So, whenever I'm wistful for snow, I open this picture.  We had a storm last winter that dropped pretty significant snow to about the 1000 – 1500 foot level.  Not quite enough to get…

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New Beginnings

Winter Solstice So, folks that poke around here know that I have a fondness for astronomy, and since yesterday was the Winter Solstice, I'd been meaning to post all day. Nearly every culture of humans that has figured out the movement of the sun and the moon has noted (and usually with a pretty important festival)…

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