Monthly Archives: December 2010

The Piedras Blancas Rookery

by cheri block I made my pilgrimage to the elephant seal rookery at Piedras Blancas on the central coast of beautiful California. The air nipped the nose. The ocean spray stirred the senses. The animals on the beach thrilled me. … Continue reading

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Rose of Sharon and Teresa Vega

  by cheri block The Economist’s Andreas Kluth is a master storyteller and in the Christmas issue on newsstands this week, he tells the troubling but inspiring story of the Vega family. It is tough to read, especially for those … Continue reading

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Three turkeys through a batik lens

by cheri block Every now and then, nature turns into a textile. This evening, with the wind rolling down the mountain and the potted plants clinging to their spots on the deck, three giant American birds flew in and ensconced … Continue reading

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William the Conqueror’s Ironic Death

by cheri block How a life ends is not a mystery. Often, the circumstances of one’s death reflect the circumstances of one’s life. I suppose we might call such circumstances ironic. The firefighter dies in a fire. The writer dies … Continue reading

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