Season of the Dragonflies

When I’m in need for deliverance from the daily grind, I stop to consider the season. Yes, California does indeed have seasons. It’s not simply summer all year long, with a few cooler nights and mornings in the months when everyone else ¬†across The United States is experiencing true winter. Our seasons are marked by…

The Promise of Perseus

I was skeptical that the flying stars of the Perseids meteor shower would be visible in our cosmopolitan skies, but my skepticism was balanced with hope inspired by the photos I had seen of Perseids past. If ever there is a good time to see the Milky Way, at the very least, it would be…

The America Where Time Stands Still

It is just about impossible for my family to stick to the norm. When you go to, or through, Arizona, you will go to the Grand Canyon, or Monument Valley, or Sedona. My family? None of the above. We visited a reservation that had the residents baffled at the presence of foreigners. On our way…