Return From Parnassus

Return From Parnassus

Return From Parnassus   Everybody celebrates and chronicles peak experiences.   We are no exception. We returned from an epic backpacking trip in the granite fastness of the California High Sierra ten days ago. Our pictures attest to the amazing scenery....
Climbing Parnassus

Climbing Parnassus

Climbing Parnassus From Two Weeks Ago   Nancy and Bruce are contemplating a backpacking trip to follow on the success and delight of last year’s 26 mile, four-day ramble along the “Lost Coast” of California, a wild and beautiful stretch of coastline so rugged...
Abstract Painting, Fiction & The Adjacent Possible

Abstract Painting, Fiction & The Adjacent Possible

Abstract Painting, Fiction & The Adjacent Possible   Sunrise and Fog. A couple of days ago, a fine early autumn morning, Nancy and Bruce beheld a surprising visual phenomenon.  We saw the sun emerge from a typical morning coastal fog bank, a hazy disk.  For a...
Dreams Never Die

Dreams Never Die

Dreams Never Die   It’s never too late. This last Thursday was a red-letter day for Bruce and his last advisee, a doctoral student at the University of California, Santa Cruz.  After about ten-and-a-half years, he finally had a PhD thesis worked up enough to...