Doc Mishler last rode the coast road fifteen years ago with the two horses pictured on the right: Chief Free Spirit and Keep The Faith. At that time, Doc trotted from Montana to Washington D.C., by way of California, after surviving a cancer diagnosis and its treatment and reading the book, How Then Shall We… Read More Doc Mishler Rides Again!
Dude gave me his name, but I didn’t ask his permission to share, so I’ll tell you that dude’s name is “Noah.” Noah’s hitched rides from Shasta County to the San Mateo County coast. He has no specific destination. New Mexico, ultimately, then back home. “Lightning Fields, New Mexico,” I suggested. Noah hadn’t heard about… Read More Coast Road Wayfarer
I am not without hope of delighting to find the essential Coast Road novel. Expectations defined in a previous post on two Coast Road-titled books ended with a request that, at the very least, when a book is titled, “The Coast Road,” then the reader better find plenty of setting along the Coast Road. Elizabeth… Read More Coast Highway 1 by Elizabeth C. Ward
Tuesday the 21st in Sacramento the State Water Resources Control Board voted 5-to-0 to ban septic tanks, effectively changing the way Malibu handles the effluent of the affluent. This unanimous vote upholds the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board proposed prohibition on new septics and a phase-out of current septics in the Malibu Civic… Read More Malibu Diary by Penelope Grenoble O’Malley
I come back to the cottage in Santa Monica Canyon where Andrée and I were poor and Happy together. Sometimes we Were hungry and stole vegetables From the neighbors’ gardens. Sometimes we went out and gathered Cigarette butts by flashlight. But we went swimming every day, All year round. We had a dog Called Proclus,… Read More Only Years by Kenneth Rexroth
Alex Schaefer paints PCH at the intersection of Corral Canyon Road. Alex does not omit the modern details. Emphasis upon the painting’s foreground directs the viewer’s focus onto a traffic signal holding cars at red stoplight. Stop. Focus. The sand-squatting hulk of a grey concrete west highway residence takes up center space of this painting,… Read More Alex Schaefer :: Pacific Coast Highway