Get Elbows Deep in Sheep Cheese

  Get Elbows Deep in Sheep Cheese   My cousin/cugina, Amaya, and I went on an Italian adventure we dubbed, “Two Broads Go Abroad.” For over two months we traveled all around Italia. One day we did a group wine-and-cheese tour of Tuscany. One of our stops was a Pecorino farm. During a cheese-making demonstration,…

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Is the Sky Falling?

Is the Sky Falling?     I’m not sure about that, but the world seems to be on fire. At least from what I can see.     I just saw something I posted on Facebook after the 2016 Nice truck attack—when a man drove a 19-ton cargo truck intentionally into the crowds celebrating Bastille…

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Ay-yi-yi

Ay–yi–yi   Sometimes I read a scene in the Bible and I can just see Jesus holding his head and saying, ay-yi-yi. He may have just heard one of his disciples say something completely off and he’s like, dude, for real? Have we not covered this? I imagine what He thinks/says/feels when He sees the…

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Going to the Maul

Going to the Maul   I did a search on “Bear spray” today because I wanted a picture to go with this post. I don’t recommend searching for bear spray because those images are linked to mauling victim photos. Don’t do it. I almost lost my lunch.   I’ve been very troubled by the news…

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Bobcat Don’t-Wait

    Bobcat Don’t-Wait     On Tuesday of this week I encountered a mountain lion (it may have been a bobcat) on my mountain biking trail.   This has always been a fear of mine.   The next day I skipped my routine and opted for an alternative, the Thousand Steps stair workout in Laguna….

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Bejesus

Bejesus   Three days ago I blogged an entire (short) piece* about risk and adventure, which includes quotes like “Your life begins at the end of your comfort zone,” and “Do one thing every day that scares you.” You get the gist. Easy to write, not so easy to do.   The next day I…

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Good to Go

Good to Go   While our bikes were in transport on the back of his car, John didn’t strap my beautiful bike down well enough which resulted in what he called a “scratch” on my crossbar.  I called it a gouge. He suggested I put a sticker over it. In my heart, I suggested we…

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How to do Ribs

How to do Ribs     I like adventure. And some risk. But I have my limits. I have no plans to try, say, sky diving, or scuba diving. Not my bag.   Since I was a child, my mom has always been a worrywart and on the nervous side about me “doing stuff.” I…

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Man Bun

Man Bun     “Have a seat,” he said. John wanted to show me his photos from his weekend camping trip to Yosemite, so he pulled up a chair for me at the desktop computer (vs. iPhone, vs. iPad, vs. laptop) so that I’d have a big view. He gets excited about this stuff; I…

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Pane Bella Take Away

Pane Bella Take Away   The trouble is, you think you have time.–Buddha     When I moved into my neighborhood almost fifteen years ago, I discovered the most intoxicatingly delicious and perfectly convenient, walkable bakery, Pane Bella. Pane Bella had a ciabatta loaf (flat-ish bread) like my tongue-buds had never known. You can bet…

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