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steve-hauk's picture
Nancy and I drove down California’s Salinas Valley yesterday, into South Monterey County, by or through the towns of Gonzales, Soledad and Greenfield, then further south by King City and San Lucas and into San Ardo and Bradley and even into San Miguel in San Luis Obispo County. Although this is the...
christine-bottaro's picture
So, as my luck would have it, Coach Mark got up his dander and arranged for a "swim clinic" four days a week, held at the Hartnell College's 50 meter pool. The clinic runs for six weeks. At 6 AM, I gather up my swim stuff, then out to the car for the half-hour drive to the pool. It's...
lee-w-doyle's picture
I'm a huge fan of John Steinbeck's work. East of Eden is my all-time favorite novel, Grapes of Wrath a close second, and I loved Pastures of Heaven, In Dubious Battle, Of Mice and Men, and Cannery Row. The Log from the Sea of Cortez is on my bedside table (my dad just sent me the new edition) ready...
lee-w-doyle's picture
In the best novels (or those I like anyway), setting is inextricably linked to story. Think John Steinbeck’s East of Eden, Wallace Stegner’s Angle of Repose, and, more recently Andrew Sean Greer’s The Story of a Marriage. Greer’s second novel is set in post-WWII mid-1950’s, predominantly in the...