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The Saffron Duvet

After far more weeks of searching, discussion, and contemplation than one would think such a decision required, I placed an online order for a new duvet. Read story.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Olympic Mettle

In 1960, Jeff Farrell's goal of an Olympic gold medal in the 100-meter freestyle in Rome seemed out of the question after undergoing an appendectomy six days before Olympic Trials. Read story.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Alberto Paul Pizano’s Life

Alberto Paul Pizano, American of Mexican descent. Read story.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Role Mother

Mother Betsy Heafitz talks teaching your children who you really are. Read story.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Fencing Is Fun

Our summer intern from Stanford feared finding swordfights in S.B. Then he found Presidio Fencing. Read story.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

My Life

This year, I planned ahead. I built ambitious, seven-foot-tall tomato cages out of heavy construction wire. I bought young, vigorous tomato plants and got them in the ground extra early. Read story.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

The Record Collection

In a shadowy corner by the staircase was the record collection, all of it up for grabs. Read story.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Clattering Windows

Vandenberg Air Force base is about 30 miles from here and the launch of some sort of weather satellite booster had been scheduled for the wee hours of this morning. Read story.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Take a Banana

Some deep-rooted program takes over and all I can do is load people down with food. Read story.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Slot Canyon Body Slam

Being trapped by a boulder is far from the only way to get in trouble out there. Read story.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

When the Well Runs Dry

A sign on the laundromat wall admonished customers: “No Horse Blankets in these Machines.” Read story.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

The Girl’s Speech

How Tom Hooper’s new film The King’s Speech hit home for a former stutterer. Read story.

Monday, December 20, 2010

A Christmas Corsage

In the days of my childhood in Brooklyn, women often wore corsages pinned to their coats at holiday season. Read story.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

A Walk to the Well

No water on Thanksgiving Day reminds the author to be thankful for what she has. Read story.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Facing Fears

Santa Barbaran Cynthia Ward decides to take life head on as she approaches 60 years old. Read story.

Thursday, November 4, 2010
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