Category Archives: Life

Are you macro or micro?

by cheri sabraw Last night with my grandsons, heading down to Morro Bay to see Spiderman, the older 14-year-old asked me which songs I would like to have him load on his Spotify account so that we could listen to … Continue reading

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Conformity be gone!

by cheri sabraw Behind a zebra’s pattern of stripes and curves and slants, Lie fundamental questions that trigger gripes and nerves and rants. We look somewhat alike, with tails and ears and eyes, We eat and drink in jovial style … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Dinah

by cheri Today is Dinah’s 9th birthday. My has time gone by. As with all of us who move through the continuum, she is aging. Her girth is wider. She must eat at very specific times or she pesters. Some … Continue reading

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Flash: light missing in the orchard

by cheri Venturing across a dark noisy creek and then up a steep hill into an olive orchard cloaked under the soft light  of a crescent moon takes a curious person.  Moi! This orchard teems with (about to be eaten) … Continue reading

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Hogwarts in the Olive Orchard

by cheri sabraw Those of you who have been hanging around my blog for four years will remember my photo montage and accompanying description of the Bird Man of Sunol, Irv’s, building us a custom owl box and installing it … Continue reading

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A Hot day in Paradise

  by cheri sabraw Right.

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On Campus 48 years later

by cheri block This is the time of year where most of us are invited to at least 2-3 graduations and the  parties that follow. We are no exception. I attended my nephew’s graduation in film/business from USC last month … Continue reading

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Gravity at the Rancho

by cheri After a winter of heavy rain and blustery winds, our 58 olive trees, growing on the hillside in three levels of terracing, have suffered mightily. Planted seven years ago from 15-gallon containers, the trees are large and loaded … Continue reading

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Release your “kid” inside!

by cheri One of the secrets to living a zesty life is to remember what you loved when you were a kid. When paying attention to that “kid” buried in work, adult responsibilities, or sappy nostalgia, you may find that … Continue reading

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A Woman of Fewer Words

by cheri I used to be a fast-talker. Nursery rhymes and pithy poems tumbled out of my mouth, one after another in a dizzying pace, like a carousel moving too quickly in its circular motion. As the years themselves tumbled … Continue reading

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