Matthew walked bow-legged with quick, northbound jerky strides up the hill above Pescadero State Beach. His blue nose female kept up alongside, but her grey head hung lowered, shoulders hustling, tongue panting. Matthew’s back, young and strong, held his yellow backpack upright. It’s top peeked high above Matthew’s head. It’s bottom strapped snug around Matthew’s… Read More Share The Road
Hot dog Buns First day of Summer arrives bittersweet, for it marks the beginning of dwindling hours of daylight, until the solstice reaches its low, its demise, if you will, the blackout which signifies winter’s begin. First day of Winter, hopeful. Days getting longer. First Day of Summer, full of regret over time wasted. “After… Read More Meridian
Used to be that psychedelic magic buses drove the Coast Highway. They’ve long disappeared now. A few are still around, parked long ago under the tree canopy of the redwood and oak forests. Aging and decaying. Now dusty, dirty, and grey, their faded swirls of paint across the nose, sides, and top. I’ve seen one between… Read More Can I buy your Magic Bus?
Just John caught my eye when I was driving south on Cabrillo Highway and I thought, “What an interesting person he must be, out here riding his bike, a tri-bike, loaded with gear for camping and extended touring, I’d like to talk to him.” But I whizzed right on by his narrow hold of California… Read More Share The Road
The creek smells of damp leaves and dirt. The creek that runs through town carries the rich mix. The waterflow pushes the earth to sea. Deposits of rich soil line its banks, deepen its bed. Pacific wind blows creek scent through town mixed with bakeries baking and coffee roasteries burning beans. It was a town… Read More Olfactory 1
Weather today, feverish Spring Fever Welcome relief from a slew of flus. The kind of day that makes people leave work early head west, to go driving in the sun. A warm, round huggy sun reminding us why we’re so glad to be alive. [[[[Silent Moment.]]]] On my way home, away from the crowds, the… Read More Beautiful Day Situation
State Route 1 has received funding for 3 Maintenance Projects through the American Recovery Reinvestment Act of 2009. Project #15 EA: 0L800 CalTrans District 5 County: Monterey Pacific Grove to Castroville, south of Route 1 to Tembladero Slough; also on Route 68 east of Fairground road. Upgrade guard rail, crash cushion and end treatment. $… Read More Coast Road & the ARRA of 2009
El Morro, North Laguna. When I was a kid, I traveled this portion of the Coast Road often, as my grandparents had a place in El Morro Trailer Park and I attended El Morro Elementary, just to the right of the stoplight, at the top of the rise there in the photo. Back then, there… Read More Light Noise on Coast Highway