Category Archive: personal

Aug 22 2016

Kayaking Around Petaluma

Petaluma is at the northern tip of the San Fracisco Bay Area’s network of bays and estuaries.The Petaluma River is a tidal estuary that leads into the San Pablo Bay. I’ve often thought it would be great to take advantage of the many waterways and kayaking looked like the best way to experience the bay …

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Aug 04 2016

In Memory of Misty

To Misty, Our dog for 11 years, until today. Now you belong to our Heavenly Father. We’ll never forget when we first met you at the animal shelter. They found you near a dumpster at a Chinese restaurant. We knew you belonged with us. We will always remember you for your warm greetings, often accompanied …

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Nov 08 2013

My Halloween Scare

(Originally published Nov. 8, 2013) I just returned home after three days and two nights in the hospital. It started with a  Halloween doctor’s appointment for a treadmill EKG test. I had asked my doctor about feeling discomfort in my chest when I carried equipment up stairs. After a few minutes on the treadmill, the …

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