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Riding the Alaskan Bore Wave: Getting it done

From Birdpoint on Alaska’s Turnagain Arm, I saw my first tidal bore. Earlier that day we took a bus from Whittier, AK to Anchorage and then backtracked to Birdpoint. The bore (fourth highest in the world) can be more than … Continue reading

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Fires, Pestilence and Pruning: Musings of a Fig Fanatic

Two weeks ago, I returned from seeing Twelfth Night at OC Shakespeare with four friends and discovered our Brea drop off point in darkness with fire trucks milling and police directing traffic in the intersection.  Whole blocks of homes had been without … Continue reading

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Timelines and a Fried Egg Sandwich

Ages ago, food writer M. F. K. Fisher wrote a book called Among Friends. Two things made the memoir dear to me: (1) she talks about living in Whittier, California before WWI among my beloved Quakers, and (2) she introduced me to … Continue reading

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