52 Things I've Learned
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The Pines
May
31
The Pines
It’s 2,083 miles home.  Driver’s license renewed and COVID re-opening at the juncture where I can leave California, I made it back home for Marcia’s birthday, via rental car.  First time I saw her in a year and a half.  2,083 miles divided by 28 hours of driving time equals 74 mph average speed. ...
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Totems
Apr
03
Totems
Ooo, let’s go up there!  Amanda has seen the condors in the distance, soaring over the bluffs in Pinnacles National Park, and she wants a closer look.  So, up we go.  A girl – no, young woman – after my own heart.    Been more than a year since I’ve seen Amanda, Colin or Marcia.  Hundreds of...
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The Crying Scene
Feb
16
The Crying Scene
In the movie, it would start raining.  In life, it did.  Stay at home order lifted and a four-day weekend means four thousand miles is doable.  No less an authority on cars that Mr. Clarkson himself declared the world’s fastest car is a rental (extreme example here), so there I am standing at the...
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