Learning to Sail – Again

It was a humbling day.  Although I fancy myself an experienced sailor—I sailed across the Pacific Ocean in 1987—I felt totally out of control on today’s race around the buoys off Oceanside Harbor.  I forgot to tie a knot in the end of the jib line, … [Continue reading]

Jaywalking as an Environmental Protest

For years, I’ve been an inveterate jaywalker, too impatient to wait for the light to change if there is no traffic.   California, which takes stoplights and crosswalk signs very seriously, has converted me.  But not the way they might have hoped.  … [Continue reading]