Category Archives: Places

Stripes and Solids, Eccentrics and Regular Guys

    Photography by cheri sabraw Eccentricity can be marked by the pets one keeps, the ties one wears, or the hobbies one develops. Take William Randolph Hearst, for example. Not only did he collect valuables from around the globe … Continue reading

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Open to Beauty

by cheri sabraw                           Decorum was the Rule of Order during the US Open, hosted by the iconic and storied Pebble Beach Golf Course. Unlike the drunken party that is … Continue reading

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The European Onion

by cheri sabraw In psychological parlance, an onion is a metaphor for the subconscious, a place that often needs to be peeled back, layer after layer, in order to get to a problem. In most cases, the problem has rested … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday to me

by cheri Today is my birthday. I am very grateful to have reached older age in pretty good shape and with an optimistic demeanor. In honor of my birthday, I am posting several of my favorite photos.  

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A simpler life

by cheri sabraw Ordering a cup of coffee and a latte in Montana is an intimate experience. Driving off the highway and taking a conference call can be intimate as well. Old cottonwood trees stand like sentries on deserted rural … 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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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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Quality of Life?

by cheri For years now, I have returned to the first chapter of Dr. David R. Hawkins’ book, Letting Go. In that chapter, he provides a step-by-step process of how to surrender to all things that we cannot control, which … Continue reading

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