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Welcome to Onword, mining life's golden moments from California's Mother Lode.

Messy desk. Clean desk.

My desk is a paper hurricane in stasis.  In fact, my entire office is one grand pending avalanche of notes, notebooks, research and writing projects. Time to clean and organize the place. But I'm not good at cleaning and organizing. Are you?

Lessons I'm learning

Nothing stops the flow of life. Not war or floods or earthquakes. Not even death. So how do we deal with this never-ending flow, especially knowing that our part in the flow is temporary -- "A ripple in the stream" so to speak.

Jerry Brown and cell phones

While I'm not a fan of cell phones, I am a fan of Jerry Brown's and I love what California's new governor did this week about state-sponsored cell phones.

Woody Guthrie's American Song

Woody Guthrie's songs of hard times and suffering during the Great Depression are as fresh as this morning's pink slip. If you haven't seen the musical "Woody Guthrie's American Song," find where it's playing and go see it. It'll stir your heart and might even get you singing.

Getting old

Somewhere around 50 we start realizing how our birthday numbers are piling up. How did we get so many candles on the cake?

Tending the winter woodpile

Stacking and restacking firewood is not only hard work. It can also be an introduction to all the critters using our woodpile for their own purposes

Take On The Challenge

Doing difficult things develops our abilities and adds to the richness of life.

Loving the Peanuts comic strip

We recently spent a day at the Charles M. Schulz Museum in Santa Rosa, California. It was a day filled with smiles.

Fast food or garden fresh veggies?

 Despite the Great Recession, unemployment pushing 20 percent, food bank requests multiplying by double digits, McDonald's just opened its first restaurant in Calaveras County.

There's a housefly in my car

If you've ever tried to get a housefly out of your car and failed, you know the frustration I'm dealing with.

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