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Recent columns

Direct from the archives of my facebook

Pumpkins Are Forever

This time of year, I miss picking out pumpkins with the kids. I miss getting down on the garage floor and carving them.

Lord of the Rings

It was an easy ride to Santa Barbara. You just follow the pumpkin stands along the 126, from Santa Clarita to the sea. Cowboy country.

How to Murder a Martini

This fall has had an early start – a little crisp, a little soupy. The other night, I made a fire. And a candy-corn martini.

The Opulent Son

Since Smartacus left, I’ve been living mostly on microwave popcorn and cheese curds. I call it “the Packers Diet.”

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From recent hike at Griffith Park