My Bike

    There are few things I enjoy as much and can still do just as well as when I was a kid…riding my bike is one of them.   You won’t see me in lycra or careening down rutted mountain dirt trails. My kind of bike adventure is more of a meet and greet,  baguette…

One Summer Can Last a Lifetime

    I can’t count the number of times I’ve answered the question, “City?”, posed by a customer service person on the phone when collecting my address, and then listened to them exclaim, “Graeagle!?, I know Graeagle, my parents used to take us there for vacation every year! I LOVE that place!” Graeagle remains that…

Graeagle: A River Runs Through It

Highway 89 aka The Trout Route * (*depending on where you’re from, that may/may not rhyme)   Visitors to Graeagle are very familiar with the phrase, “The Wild and Scenic Feather River”, but few are aware of the significance of this phrase, and many I daresay write it off as just a tourist board slogan.…

Symphony in Canis Major

No matter how you connect the dots, it’s still The Dog Days of Summer. As you might already be aware, the dog days are upon us.  Do you know why we call them the Dog Days?  It is because the ancients observed that during the months of July and August, the brightest star in the…

50 Ways to Lick Your Ice Cream Cone

   Nothing expresses itself as the complete metaphor for indulgence as a day in late July. A few years ago I noticed a new brand of cookies on the shelf at my local health food store.  They were called Late July and I immediately snapped up two bags because I knew exactly what they meant.…