Capitola-By-The-Sea

We like it best in winter when things quiet down a bit. This is the Venetian Hotel in morning fog, a far cry from it's sister hotel in Las Vegas. The lagoon in front of the hotel is a seasonal thing. When the rains begin and Soquel Creek starts to run fast  out of the...

The Roadhouse – Gone Forever

I loved this place from the first time I saw it on the cliff at Pleasure Point. The Road House was built in 1902 with a saloon on the first floor and on the second floor were beds for "extracurricular activities" as well as a massage parlor. Bootleggers buried their...

Halloween Fashion 911

The doorbell rang a little before eight tonight. I opened the door to find a woman on my doorstep, clutching a pile of black fabric. "Are you Suzi?' she asked. "Yes." "Do you make costumes?" "I do, yes." (I was wondering how she found me and why she was on my...

Junk Science Makes Me Crazy

Just so we're all singing off the same page - I'm not real clear on a lot of scientific things. When I hear something that razes my hackles though (even if I don’t quite understand it), I run to Jim and DEMAND an explanation, hoping of course that he can dumb it down...

Jesus, Call Off the Suits

I had my back to the kitchen window, checking on my roasting chicken, when the doorbell rang. I thought it was Rhod and the kids and I called out Come In! I turned around to see two men I didn't know on my doorstep. Not you two I said. Don't even think about it. They...

Pointy Bras? Fashion 911!

This is really scary. Already on sale in the UK are cone shaped bras, throwbacks to the 1950s. Remember Jane Russell? Hers were built by Howard Hughes. I guess back then they needed an aircraft engineer to get those breasts to stand up. Of course I'll try one. I tried...