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Living the Writing Life in the Bay Area

California Living

Living as a writer in California, inspiration abounds. The San Francisco Bay Area offers a plethora of writing material from which to draw. From the scenery to the cultural atmosphere, life is full and complementary to a writing life. I take advantage of it every chance I get!

Warriors Basketball!

I miss Steph and Klay playing, but I still remember this playoff game! The Warriors will make a comeback!!


I used to love watching the Splash brothers, but I catch a game every now and then, patiently awaiting their return.






Although the Warriors are not in the limelight, the 49ers are, and I've been a fan since living in California before. I don't want to jinx anything, so...GO NINERS!

Surf City Marathon 2019

I will keep marathoning until I just can't anymore. I'm training for my 18th, coming up in May 2020. I did my 17th last year, in the midst of a storm in Huntington Beach, CA. Thankfully, the day of the race was much more temperate than the preceding day. 


My Sunday long training runs provide me with a lot of meditative time to work on my writing, that's for sure!

Monterey Bay

Less than an hour away is the coast, where the beauty of the ocean can restore a writer's soul. And does. When I was living in Monterey many years back, the beauty of the peninsula, and my writing, soothed my soul. Monterey has to be seen to be believed. Its healing properties stride across your viewfinder with plush resonance.

Shelby Love

When I need a little love, or even a lot, she's ready and willing to give it. And, when she wants to distract me, she's good at that, too. There are days when it's a good thing she's cute!

PAMLA 2017 in Honolulu

Attending the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Conference in Hawaii to present a paper in the Film and Literature session proved to be the most scenic location I've ever experienced for a conference. I attended in 2018, too, but it was a rainy weekend in Bellingham, Washington. I'm ready for the conference to be back in Hawaii. It's in Las Vegas this year, though, so that might be cool.