Author Archives: liveoaklinda

Waking Up to Water

I’ve really been enjoying this bright November of golden leaves & comfy old scarves, but I can’t recall ever being so happy to hear the rain as I did upon waking up yesterday morning…not the usual drippy harbor fog kind … Continue reading

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Burn5: Fired Up About Art

I’m an artist.  Yep, you heard that right. I suspect ‘artist’ isn’t your primary association with this particular primate, but I’ve decided it’s time to paint a fuller picture of what makes us human. Because we all started out as … Continue reading

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@redwood+vine

I know, artisan beers are all the rage these days, & for good reason.  You can make beer anytime anywhere, it accepts a wide variety of flavorings, & it’s one of the most popular beverages in the world: only water … Continue reading

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The Day After Turning 64

I just want to thank the Fab Four (again, as always, for their timeless brilliance, &) for making yesterday’s birthday by far the least dreaded of this current post-middle-age era. For 46 years, I’ve heard & sang this song, never … Continue reading

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Burn4: Cooking with Fire

Can you imagine camping without campfires & grilled meat?  No, me neither.  Like, what’s the point of packing the tent & all the gear if there’s no flickering in the firepit as that lovely star of ours sinks flaming into … Continue reading

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My Sore Tongue

I’ve spent a lifetime biting my tongue – I realize this may come as a surprise to some of you.  Well, maybe not a lifetime…I was a kid once, long ago it seems.  I’ve been observing this socialization process with … Continue reading

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Burn3: Smoke in the Trees

Prickly burnt-orange redwood needles have been raining onto the back deck for a few weeks now.  I remember the first time this happened a couple of years after our move to Live Oak Avenue in the mid-80’s – it took … Continue reading

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Burn2: Burning the Fence

We humans lead complicated lives.  It’s the way we like it.  It’s what our large primate brain has been honed for.  It’s just that, well – it’s just that sometimes it’s so exhausting. I can grasp (& I’m sure you can … Continue reading

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A Window that Opens

Am I the only one noticing all those old Volvo 850’s out there in the hood?  Nevermind they’ve got a few dents & peeling paint, & they’re not as sleek as the newer class of 21st century cars…like a favorite … Continue reading

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Burn1: As the Bed Burns

Way back (!) in 2006, I started collecting news articles about melting glaciers, acid oceans, scary wildfires, & devastating floods.  I (& of course a few others) felt that we (humans, collectively) weren’t paying enough attention to the ever-increasing evidence … Continue reading

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