California Dreamin’

by Nancy Wurtzel on July 16, 2012

I am in California, land of the ubiquitous toilet seat protectors.  I’ve been away for almost nine months and it’s good to be back, even though I won’t be staying.  California certainly isn’t perfect but there is much that I miss about my adopted home of 30 plus years. Topping the list, of course, has to […]

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I remember it was a very, very cold Minnesota morning.  The kind of deep, bitter cold that makes it hard to breath.  Eerily quiet and dark at 4:30 a.m. Peeking out the front door, I could just make out her silhouette as she waited patiently in her car — its engine chugging and exhaust blowing […]

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This is a re-post from last November when I had just started blogging.  So much has happened since then. I’ve relocated to my small hometown in Minnesota after living in sunny, warm California for 33 years.  I think I’m still in shock! Today we are getting our first big snow storm and I am so […]

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I’m leaving on a jet plane.  Well, not exactly. I’m actually leaving next week in my white Camry hybrid and heading back to Minnesota, to the little town where I was born and raised. To give you some perspective, I’m leaving Los Angeles — a city of, well, everything — and returning to my hometown […]

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Welcome to California, the land of inappropriate footwear.  We’re getting weather in California.  Big time.  I’ve been sick with a nasty cold and mainly stayed in the house for a week.  For most of the time it rained and rained and then rained some more.  Enough to break records and make the nightly news every […]

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