Dispatch from Neverland

The heat has finally broken here in Mariposa County. I’ll be the first to admit that I had no understanding just how hot it was going to get here from early July until late August. It was the kind of heat where you wake up thinking it won’t be too bad but by 2 o’clock…… Continue reading Dispatch from Neverland

Dreams are Worth Pursuing

Five weeks ago Jackson and I pulled out of San Diego and headed for Ahwahnee in a 16 foot rental truck from Budget. Several hours later we pulling into our driveway, the truck took out a limb on an old peach tree, and Murray and Kristen greeted us. Tonight, Murray and Ms. Bey (our dogs)…… Continue reading Dreams are Worth Pursuing

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“Hey dogs, want to go for a walk in Yosemite?”

We’re just over an hour to Yosemite Valley, truly one of the coolest places on earth. When I asked our dogs if they wanted to go… Murray immediately went and jumped in the back of the car. Inside Yosemite National Park dogs are welcome on established paths only. Generally, I’d say Yosemite isn’t that dog-friendly.…… Continue reading “Hey dogs, want to go for a walk in Yosemite?”

Our Journey to Ahwahnee

Last night, I sat on the porch of our century old workshop enjoying the timeless cool, evening breeze. The sun filtered through our towering pine trees. We sat in the silence with only the birds and mosquitoes as background music. Murray resting on the porch after another long day of not catching a gopher. I…… Continue reading Our Journey to Ahwahnee

Risky Business

It’s late. Maybe it’s still February 26th? Maybe it’s the early morning hours of February 27th. I can’t remember. But I’m awake. Jackson is snoring next to me. Megan is tossing and turning in the next bed over. What are we going to do? What am I doing? Am I stupid? Is this stupid? Is…… Continue reading Risky Business