Savoring Santa Ynez

Stimulating to the senses and one of our favorite treks: Santa Ynez Valley. We meandered the country roads and canyons by both car and bicycle this time. The balance injected some exercise into the mix and likely mitigated our purchases. Just two bottles are a strain in my backpack! Noticeably parched in spots, local water … More Savoring Santa Ynez

The Heart of It

You’ve been on my mind today, Dad.  Twenty-nine years ago we laid you to rest with a prayer.  it was too early.  Our kids were so young we hadn’t yet experienced parenting except for sleeplessness and diapers. We now know the agony and joys. Mom shared her gift of unconditional love, but you trump with … More The Heart of It