Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara is one of California’s undeniable gems— perfect weather, irresistibly quaint architecture, hipster restaurants, shopping, beaches.  And yet, we’ve got a dark and sordid history with this beautiful town. It all started back during my first visit as a tween.  One day I was traipsing around the woods with my best friend, Esther, and the…

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Milestones

Childhood is full of many milestones that most of us have long forgotten: finger snapping, chopsticks, blowing a bubble, pumping a swing. Last week Jacob tied his first bow— on his swim trunks of course.  I haven’t bought any shoes that tie as all shoes that aren’t KEENS are immediately transformed…

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Indians

The boys have spent the summer in a traveling Y camp… traversing the entire county of San Luis Obispo.  They’ve walked miles and miles to swimming pools, museums, fire stations, boats, grocery stores, gardens, parks, waterslides and pizza parlors.  Everywhere we go, Nate sees city buses he’s ridden around town–…

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