Road Trips and Empty Nests

It’s that odd time of year when the heaviness of gloomy June skies have given up the fight and succumbed to summer.  In a few short weeks, all the weather you might attribute to the most southern corner of  California has graced us with its seemingly relieved presence:  blue skies clear enough for skywriters to…

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Sex Ed and Politics

Yesterday morning after I returned from dropping the MoH off at work, I had the dubious pleasure of listening to NPR report on local attitudes about sex education for 5th graders.  Obviously, there’s been quite a bit of talk on the subject since McCain was forced by the GOP bigdogs to chose Sarah Palin as…

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Back to School: Ho Hum

The long Labor Day weekend always marks the official end of summer here, with people heading to the beach one last time.  And just like that, it’s over. The three days yawned on for what seemed like five with the three of us taking it easy.  Other than spending Saturday at the horse races with…

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