You're saturated with online political posts, memes, and tweets. Or you're stuck inside because of rain and no swell. Or both. Now's a good time to read a book. Jeff McElroy's short stories, Californios and Californios 2 will occupy your mind, immersing you in waves of sketchy situations and native splendor. I've wanted to review this two-volume collection, Californios published … Continue reading Californios, A Collection of Stories by Jeff McElroy
Stories of Arroyo Hondo by Chris Chapman
It's been one month shy of two years since I posted a book review on this blog (not for want of California coastal books, of which there are many terrific titles released), because I was otherwise occupied and neglected this site. After reading Chris Chapman's Stories of Arroyo Hondo, the end has arrived for this book review drought … Continue reading Stories of Arroyo Hondo by Chris Chapman
Doc Mishler Rides Again!
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 … Continue reading Doc Mishler Rides Again!
Coast Highway north of Santa Barbara
Gaviota by Erik O’Dowd
Twelve years ago Paul (Pike) Seeger joined Seger & Strauss. He's handled a bunch of high-profile pro bono cases and was twice elected President of the National Bar Association. Pike taught Constitutional Law and Trial Practice at both USC and UCLA law. He's filed some big-time lawsuits, made national headlines during the seventies as a litigator, … Continue reading Gaviota by Erik O’Dowd
Coast Road Wayfarer
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 … Continue reading Coast Road Wayfarer
Donald Archer, 1945-
While waiting for me to write an update, how about you watch traffic on Highway 1 in Santa Cruz, in Pismo, and in Santa Barbara. Hit the > Play button to get the vid going.