Hard Work (or, Becoming a Californian)

So the past few weeks have been pretty busy. The past few months have been pretty busy. I'd apologize for not posting in awhile, but I figure most people will have simply assumed I already gave up on the blog. Fear not! I have returned! The theme for the past…

Take the Long Way

Getting to the water in the Bay Area isn't hard. Besides the fact that the Bay Area encloses — by definition — the San Francisco Bay, if you're somewhere on or near the peninsula, you probably aren't more than a 40-minute drive (give or take) to the Pacific Ocean. Santa Cruz, Half…

Transitions

Two months ago, I moved to California. Milpitas, CA, to be precise — from the Spanish for "the little cornfields," a colorful city with a diverse population and an aroma to match. For the past several weeks, I've called it home, making the 30-odd-minute commute each morning to my day job…