Monthly Archives: October 2017

Twits and Twitter

We live in the strangest world ever. Not content to live our lives quietly and privately, people upload everything about themselves onto the computer. Youtube, for instance, is chock-full of folks showcasing their birthday parties and other moments of intimacy … Continue reading

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In Defense of Californians

I am going to do something that I never thought I’d do: I am going to defend Californians. What has driven me to this extreme action? Several things, actually; I will list them one by one. The first is hearing … Continue reading

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Fire and Brimstone

I’ve been all choked up lately — literally and figuratively. Monday, I wrote that the air here was horrible. Well, it is way, way worse today. The air is thick with the stench of burning ashes. People are coughing, wearing … Continue reading

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Up In Smoke

It is horrible here. In Berkeley, the air is so thick with the putrid smell of smoke that you can’t even see the hills. The smoke is a result of the raging wildfires in Northern California. Actually, the Bay Area … Continue reading

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Going to the Dogs

I live in a kennel. At least it feels that way much of the time. Take my block, for instance. Neighbor on my left has two dogs that bark the whole livelong day. Neighbor on my right has three pooches, … Continue reading

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