It’s April and time for the Coronado Flower Show, one of my favorite places to go. Hope you like this tour! Coronado Flower Show 2012:

We are enjoying beautiful weather here in Fallbrook, in the 70s and 80s.  The trees had not yet finished shedding their fall leaves when they burst into bloom and the scent is drawing bees by the hundreds to the two fruitless pear trees out by my back deck. The airContinue Reading

Active since the 1980s in government affairs and public relations, Teresa Platt has worked with journalists and policy makers around the world. She has also owned, operated and sold her own companies and consulted with others on the secrets of successful marketing. She has been active in the hospitality industryContinue Reading

The Jefferson Library is a national treasure.  Considered one of the world’s most beautiful buildings when it opened in 1898, it is just as lovely today.  I visited it in June 2013 and took some pictures.  Hope you enjoy them. The Jefferson Library is one of the three buildings that Continue Reading

Most people might not have noticed but Californians just won control of their own kitchens – a wonderful victory for the little guys. Governor Jerry Brown signed AB1616 in September 2012, allowing the “cottage food industry” to create and sell goods, removing layers of red tape that have given largeContinue Reading

A recent United Nations report admonished the world for not becoming “climate neutral” fast enough to avoid the “catastrophic consequences” of climate change. It’s an odd complaint for the U.N. to make, considering that the international body has failed to reduce its own greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The average humanContinue Reading

There is something special about DC at sunset.  I hope you enjoy this short slideshow of pictures I took with my FujiFilm FinePix camera while walking home February 5 and 6th. At the end I’ve popped in five pictures I took last weekend with my iPhone, walking home from dinnerContinue Reading

It’s the Inauguration Day of the second term of the Republic’s first multi-racial president – and it happened to fall on the federal holiday marking the birthday of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  Lots of excitement, some great music, and pomp and circumstance – which you can viewContinue Reading