Category Archives: Life

A Giant Loses a Limb

by cheri sabraw We were lying in bed yesterday morning, listening to the delightful sounds of a morning coming to consciousness: Turkeys stepping through dry leaves, finches singing to their mates, blue jays squawking at will and the 6:30 am … Continue reading

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Edna Mode

by Cheri E. Mode My new, young dental hygienist told my brother, the dentist, that I scared her. I was, well, shocked beyond shocked. OMG. A kind, funny, focused person like me–petite, interested, interesting, conversant, curious, and focused (did I … Continue reading

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The Disappointment Gene

  by cheri sabraw I’ve written about certain genetic mutations in my family which have manifest themselves in dramatic behavior rather than in physical maladies. You may remember that my Grandmother Rosalie (1900-1992 A.D.) passed down FFN Syndrome to me. … Continue reading

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On the longest day of the year

by cheri sabraw …we ventured into the olive orchard to inspect the trees, their tiny olives, and the gorgeous view. We remembered the erudite and classy Charles Krauthammer, who so many in public life, might try to emulate. His wit, … Continue reading

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Equine and bovine traffic in downtown Pleasanton

by cheri sabraw My horse Cricket, that feisty little Fox Trotter, left this world long ago and I never replaced her. But today, present for the City of Pleasanton’s Second Annual “cattle drive” through this once pastoral community known as … Continue reading

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Oy My God

I’ve  schmoozed with brisket sandwiches in NYC and Chicago and even in my own kitchen, but none compare with the one, or should I say half of one, that I ate last Thursday in Philly at Hershel’s East Side Deli. … Continue reading

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Solitude

by cheri I’m a sucker for any image, environment, conversation or person with whom I can begin to imagine something more than what meets the eye. I suppose this habit developed in my childhood when my imagination was as fertile … Continue reading

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Good-bye Instagram!

by cheri sabraw It’s been a bad week for technology what with a driverless car running over and killing a pedestrian in Tempe, Arizona. Add to that the massive privacy breach allowed by the boys at Facebook, whom I understand, … Continue reading

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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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