Merry Christmakwanzikah

And then, suddenly, it’s December, with Christmas less than two weeks out and 2016 calendars lining bins near the checkout stands. Disneyland’s holiday garb makes it even more magical, especially for Christmas-philes like me. Even “cool” Los Angeles radio stations play the occasional jingle bell rock. One week in civilization…

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Live Action Salvador Dalí

Ripples of red sand fall away below me. Golden cottonwood leaves catch the angled sun like an Iowa boy’s hair, but do not shimmer; the crisp breeze can’t reach into the deep canyon. From my magnificent red rock desk, the sun adds to my already developed goggle tan, though the shade creeps slowly…

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