Tag Archives: UC Berkeley

The “You Know It’s Fall When” Bit

I’ve always loved the fall!  And after a fry-an-egg-on-the-sidewalk-hot summer here in LA, I am really looking forward to it this year – even if, as I’ve noted before, Angeleno autumns don’t tend to be textbook (it’s approaching 100 degrees outside as I’m typing this…). Having spent half my life in NoCal’s Bay Area and half […]

The Bit of a Camping Conundrum

Recently, I faced a pretty big decision about continuing a relationship.  Not one with a person – but with a place. See, last summer my lovely friend Suszi invited me to spend a week with her and her crew at the Lair of the Bear.  It’s a camp for UC Berkeley grads near Pinecrest Lake […]

O Fortuna: The Cal-mina Bear-ana Bit

O Fortuna velut luna statu variabilis So begins the fabulous musical work Carmina Burana with the declaration that fortunes change like the waxing and waning moon.  Boy do they, right?  And sometimes a major change of fortune can come from a trivial choice.  Like when my decision to join a university chorus and sing these words caused […]

THE REVISIT BIT (OF TRAVEL, “TREK” AND PUCK)

Well, shoot.  After only a month, my post on the geese that took over Mum’s yard is already out of date – the birds moved on!  (Everyone’s a critic…)  It got me wondering what other of my posts could use refreshing.  And since it’s the time of year for reflection, here are a few new […]

THE BIT ABOUT NEXT SEASON

As a lifelong California coastal resident, it’s not always easy to get a proper feel for the fall.  Sure, some leaves change and drop off here in LA (honestly, I don’t know how SoCal plants figure out what to do and when), but the tall and skinny palm trees in front of my apartment pretty much stay tall and skinny throughout the year.  It […]

THE “WE” IN “TEAM” BIT

I just love what you learn from traveling! Like I had a fantastic time in Boston last October doing all kinds of terrific touristy things.  But the big surprise?  Despite all my U.S. history knowledge, it took going to this storied city to learn that George Washington – the father of our country – was a serious Red Sox […]