californiawild

Category: culture


Published Work

Still working on new California stories. Here’s another piece published on matadornetwork.com http://matadornetwork.com/bnt/traveling-deaths-shadow/ Travel isn’t always about pleasure.  

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Published Work

While I work on my new stories from the California back country, I’ll be posting links to some of my published work for Matadornetwork.com. Here’s my first piece from last March. It was fun to write and just as fun…

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3 Stops for a Perfect Day in Santa Barbara

The “American Riviera” has plenty to keep you occupied: glorious beaches, the Santa Barbara Mission, the Santa Barbara Zoo, shopping on State Street and bars (Blue Agave, SoHo) and restaurants (Bouchon, Cielito) aplenty. If you’ve never been to this palm…

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Local Motives-The Art of Justin Pence

Local Motives is a new series showcasing interviews with Southern California artists, musicians and people up to something original. For this post, I interviewed Ventura County artist Justin Pence. A friend for over fifteen years, Justin has always blown my…

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I Went To Santa Barbara Wine Country. . .And Drank Nothing But Beer

It was a Saturday morning and we were northbound on the 101 Freeway. The historic “Camino Real” was flanked by strawberry fields and the infinite Pacific Ocean on one side―brown, rain soaked hills on the other. My wife Anita and…

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Volcanoes in Love

“How to Bitch Slap a Raider Hater” reads the back of the limping man’s shirt. A group of men saunter in front of me, eating sunflower seeds while plastic bags filled with assorted items swing in their hands. I’m walking…

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