Category Archives: Life

The Man in the Red Slacks

by cheri One may be older, now and then, One may be younger, come again, You! The man in the candy-apple red slacks On the Eighth hole. I see you there Enjoying life, I see you there And bet your … Continue reading

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March Miscellany

by cheri Our friends Don and Donna came for an overnight visit last weekend in order that Don (a lifelong citrus nurseryman) could help the good judge to prune his 58 olive trees before they start to bud. Donna and … Continue reading

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More luscious landscapes

by cheri sabraw The landscape often dictates where we choose to live or travel. I live next to a comforting mountain dotted with stately oaks. Oak trees represent strength and stability to me. On our property a tiny creek bubbles, … Continue reading

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My friend Glenys

by cheri This morning, I roused myself from a restless slumber and descended the stairs into our cold kitchen, followed ritualistically  by our fat yellow Labrador named Dinah waiting for her sugarfree breakfast of dry kibble and two pills. On … Continue reading

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Research the old-fashioned way

by cheri block, Mrs. Sabraw, Cherylann B. Sabraw, My dear friend Richard in far-off England sent me a Boris Johnson solution for peace in the Middle East in commemoration of  the 100th Anniversary of the Balfour Agreement on Friday, November … Continue reading

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The ‘Young-old’ are going to lunch in November

by cheri One of my old friends invited me to lunch sometime in the next several weeks. I say “old” because we have known each other for 35 years and because she just turned 70. According to AARP, we are … Continue reading

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Light and beauty all in one

by cheri sabraw I’ve been drawing horses for the last several months in preparation for a class I hope to take in Arizona entitled “Drawing and Painting Horses in the Light” so you will understand why I stopped at the … Continue reading

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I’m going, stag.

by cheri block I drove home yesterday (carefully with a modified boot on my injured foot) from a birthday lunch with my sister and her husband. Still warm with the pot roast and mashed potatoes inside, I gingerly stepped out … Continue reading

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by cheri I watered my pock-marked lawns twice today while ruminating about the fires burning in Sonoma County. Moisture invariably attracted the wild turkeys, looking for loam, loaded with leaves. The dog headed up to the lawn, in a brisk … Continue reading

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High on a hill stood a lonely goatherd…

by cheri For most of my life, my body has not only cooperated with me in my explorations through the labyrinth  of human  existence,  it has also allowed me the confidence to navigate this maze despite uncertainty about what is … Continue reading

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