Category Archives: Places

The Joads in Scotland, part one

by cheri sabraw We exited Limerick, Ireland, heading to Shannon Airport to drop the VW Van off at the rental lot. We Americans are a wee bit spoiled. Why, we just assume that there will be personnel at a rental … Continue reading

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The Murray Hotel and other thoughts

We’ve stayed at the Murray in Livingston, Montana, many times. Its Art Deco sign and sparkly marquis are the jewelry that this 1904 structure wears in hopes that modern travelers on the their way to Yellowstone National Park will be … Continue reading

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Values in a painting of Lake Como

by cheri sabraw I haven’t been to Lake Como but my grandson Noah traveled there this  summer and took a lovely photo reference for his grandmother to try to paint. This is the second version. As you can tell, I … Continue reading

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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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