Category Archives: Weather

Crazy Return to Golf

I didn’t know whether to blame Jason Day or Davis Love so I rebuked both for casting a curse I thought would never return. Only in hindsight did I realize I should’ve blamed myself. I’d chosen not to write or go out and do something fun on a recent Sunday, and instead reclined on the […]

Also posted in Bakersfield, George Thomas Clark, Golf, Marriage

Drought is God’s Punishment

Until last week I thought the drought that’s squeezing California resulted from natural weather fluctuations, and didn’t want to be political or presume to have scientific insight so rarely mentioned climate change and then only as a relatively minor factor. I should’ve known there was a much simpler yet more ominous explanation, and Shannon Grove […]

Also posted in Abortion, Bakersfield, California, Kern County, Kern River, Religion, Rick Perry, Sacramento, Texas

Carmel Winter

This story appears in the collection “In Other Hands”

Also posted in Boston, Caribbean, Del Mar, Economics, Housing, Ingmar Bergman, Movies, Philippines, Russia, San Diego

Rigors of Football in Seattle

I’m going to Seattle this Christmas season, and in that regard a few months ago received an email from one of my hosts urging me to accelerate my schedule and fly out of Bakersfield to catch a connecting flight in time to attend the Seattle Seahawks game against the Baltimore Ravens on December twenty-third.  Since […]

Also posted in Football, George Thomas Clark, Seattle