All Uphill

I’m exhausted. The drive from Burbank to San Jose took longer than expected. We took US 101, the scenic route. It was in maximal contrast to the route we took down there: The 5.  Interstate 5 is as straight as an arrow for ‘over 200 miles’, according to Pinky, the voice of our Global Positioning System. […]

Travel Day Back to California

I travel back home to California today. I write this before I travel just in case my trip is as disastrous as the trip out here (see Red Eye From Hell).  I anticipate that the drive to JFK airport will unleash familiar feelings of previous trips there in the winter. The bare sticks of trees that […]

November

It just turned November, the month of Thanksgiving. A lot has happened in Novembers of the past: Mike, my older brother, was born this month; Dad died this month; my parents married this month. All so long ago. My brother will be 64 years old; Dad would have been 93 years old; Mom and Dad […]