WHEN SMILES RETURN
Even as they talk of miserable weather plaguing much of the world and debate global weather changes, people here on the Central California Coast have responded to the return of blue sky with improved attitudes.
In most cases people seem to be more in love with life here than almost anywhere we've been, and we have sampled a lot of this blue planet.
Being close to the real "big blue," the Pacific, also produces an impact. It may be simply taking the time to watch the waves, or, in this time of year, the clouds, or being infused with the fresh breeze. I like to think the impact is molecular, at least to the point of having a mellowing affect. Today people were sea side and breathing it in.
THE YOUNGEST IS THE OLDEST
Jerry Brown, once California's youngest Governor, is now the state's oldest. The California Republic has issues that most of the rest of the world knows. Stay tuned.
ONE MORE NOTE ABOUT THE FUNNY MAN WHO SHAMED THE GOP
There is now a parade of praise for Jon Stewart. As you may remember from a December post, we noted that Stewart was the real hero of the closing days of the last congress. Since then many others have chided in. Here is the latest and they dare use the name Murrow! In the New York Times no less
WHAT ARE YOU CHEWING ON?
This is the real west and in this region partner, the cattle-those little dots on the slopes- and the horses eat real food.
I've had Scots raised Angus, Brazilian, Kobe, fine steak house aged beef on several continents, fresh bush kill and lesser offerings, but the best I've tasted remains the free range cattle grown in this area.
If you have not paid attention to this issue, here's some background on what is happening to too much of the food chain.
IN THE MEANTIME WE WISH YOU SUN-AT LEAST THE PROMISE
This happy topiary may call to mind those lyrics from Paul Simon
"April, come she will...."