What I’ve Been Reading – 2/21/2022

Celebrating the Birth of Surfing in California | Santa Barbara Independent Andrew Leonard’s Santa Barbara Scenes | Santa Barbara Independent The Racism of the Great Outdoors | Washington Post Why Printers Are the Worst | NPR It all amounts to something | Santa Barbara Independent ‘From the Serious to the Seriously Weird’ | The NewContinue reading “What I’ve Been Reading – 2/21/2022”

What I’ve Been Reading – 1/31/2022

Lompoc Theatre Project Uncovers “Secret Room” Containing Historical Snack Shop Equipment | Lompoc Record Dave Grohl explains how music – and a hitchhiker wearing a Kurt Cobain t-shirt — helped him heal | WBUR The Tax Loophole That Helps America’s Richest Families Stay That Way | The New York Times Ghost forests creep up U.S.Continue reading “What I’ve Been Reading – 1/31/2022”

What I’ve Been Reading – 6/7/2021

We’re Finally Starting to Revolt Against the Cult of Ambition | The New York Times The Women of UCLA Brought Joy Back to Gymnastics | Glamour A Chef’s Perfect Beach Day | Garden & Gun Chris Gethard’s New Special Is an Ode to DIY | Vice New Documentary Tells ‘Forgotten’ Story of Deadly 1977 HondaContinue reading “What I’ve Been Reading – 6/7/2021”

April 30th, 2021 – National Poetry Month

Jersey Rain by Robert Pinsky Now near the end of the middle stretch of roadWhat have I learned? Some earthly wiles. An art.That often I cannot tell good fortune from bad,That once had seemed so easy to tell apart. The source of art and woe aslant in windDissolves or nourishes everything it touches.What roadbank gulliesContinue reading “April 30th, 2021 – National Poetry Month”

What I’ve Been Reading – 4/19/2021

‘Cicada McNuggets’ are coming to N.J. Why this venomous snake can’t wait | N.J.com April Tree of the Month: African Coral Tree | Edhat SoCal’s Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes represents great hope when it comes to climate change | ABC7 Arlington’s Signature Soda: Cherry Smash | Arlington Public Library Have a good week!

What I’ve Been Reading – 3/8/2020

Resolutions, PA Style | Pennsylvania WILDS The Internet’s Most Incredible Collection of Food History Has Been Saved | Eater Former Amoeba Music Music Manager Now Works As An Echo Park Librarian | The Eastsider LA Rest in Pieces, Dave Thomas Circle | The Washingtonian Last Night Out | Slate An Incomplete History of Spice inContinue reading “What I’ve Been Reading – 3/8/2020”

What I’ve Been Reading – 2/8/2021

Eduardo Diaz On The Efforts To Create A National Museum Of The American Latino | NPR Self-Knowledge Can Help You Strengthen Your Romantic Relationships | Gretchen Rubin Mason Gross Student Designs Two Recent New Yorker Covers | Rutgers Today “Calendar Days” (Poem) | Jake Adam York ‘Hi Haters’: Why New Jersey’s Twitter Account Is LikeContinue reading “What I’ve Been Reading – 2/8/2021”

Signal Hill, California

During stay-at-home orders I went on a family history research bender. I learned during this bender that my father’s mother’s mother’s father’s father (my third great-grandfather) was buried in Sunnyside Cemetery (formerly Signal Hill Cemetery) in Signal Hill, California near Long Beach. He was born in Hubertshofen near Donaueschingen, Germany and immigrated to the UnitedContinue reading “Signal Hill, California”

What I’ve Been Reading – 7/6/2020

In The Meantime | The View From Mrs. Sundberg’s Window C.D.C. Recommends Sweeping Changes to American Offices | New York Times In the COVID-19 Economy, You Can Have a Kid or a Job. You Can’t Have Both | New York Times Surf Fishing’s Salt Meditation | Santa Barbara Independent Did Rutgers Find the Perfect PresidentContinue reading “What I’ve Been Reading – 7/6/2020”