Monthly Archives: January 2014

Año Nuevo

When I first went to California I could not handle words with a little squiggle above the N. This symbol changes the pronunciation of  Año Nuevo from Anno as in Latin to Anyo as in er, well, you know.  Thus Cañada is not … Continue reading

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Is it a Fish? Is it a Bird?

From Moss Landing we head to Monterey to go diving in the cold Pacific Ocean. The truck is small and we all squeeze across the front cab. The water is cold and we need big thick wetsuits and hoods. Whoa, … Continue reading

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A Place of Deep Mud or Mire

We borrow Topher’s truck and head south to Elkhorn Slough, which is pronounced slew as in, “As he was valiant, I honour him. But as he was ambitious, I slew him.” We have  a boat, we have an outboard that works, … Continue reading

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Crabs

So, it is crab season in San Francisco. You can get them everywhere, not just from the toilet seat. We buy a big live crab from a Chinese supermarket and eat it.   First we cook it. We boil it … Continue reading

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