Happy Blog Birthday, Blatherskite

My blog is 15 years old today! Wow. I almost can’t believe it. I also can’t believe it was only 5 years ago that I celebrated my 10 year blogiversary by handmaking a book of favorite blog posts. I feel kind of bad that I didn’t think to do anything like that for this anniversary. […]

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Lost Boys Tour through Santa Cruz, CA

I was 18 when The Lost Boys arrived in the theaters in the summer of 1987. I remember walking out of the theater feeling full of energy, high on the excitement of the film. I loved just about everything about it. I would see the film twice more in the theater that summer and the […] […]

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On sunsets at the ocean.

I witnessed the most amazing sunset Saturday evening. It had been raining hard all day. It was dark and dreary and depressing.  So when I looked outside and saw this view I had to go outside and experience the splendor. It was raining though. A light sprinkling as I watched the sun make its glorious […]

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The Santa Cruz Monica

Sometimes I wonder If there is another me who still lives in Santa Cruz. The Santa Cruz Monica. The me who chose to be A creative writing major at UCSC. She had guts. She is the one who runs on the beach at sunrise. She is the one who surfs The Hook. She is the […]

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Where is home for you?

I was born in Spokane, WA and that is where my family lives. That is where I lived until I was 20. I had always been unhappy there and I don’t understand why. I remember one day when I was 19, driving to my friend’s house. I was going to a party. I felt dead […]

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