In some ways, California is pretty amazing. Mostly the food and the weather and the striking (non-urban) landscapes. I really like to visit California, but I’m also always really happy to come home. Last Saturday, Henry and I took our annual trip to the Chico Farmers’ Market and then toured around to various farm stands […]


My mom’s family lives in the Bay Area and other parts of California, so for the last 20 years, we’ve had a Thanksgiving tradition of meeting approximately halfway between San Francisco and my hometown of Philomath, Oregon and renting a house in Northern California for the long weekend. When Henry started coming along with me […]