Wildlife out to get you

My good friend, Rich Marin, wrote recently in his daily newsletter about concerns he and his neighbors have regarding the wildlife with which they co-exist in the canyons around Escondido, CA.  His fear centers most on packs of coyotes attacking pets, but includes mountain lions, rattlesnakes, deer, and gophers. Our… Continue reading

Not an ordinary gift

This past year (2021) one of our special days was at Christmas when a significant percentage of our relatives on Maggie’s side of the family spent the day at our house.  After my nephew Robert (Diana’s oldest) moved to Tucson and married Anya, these holiday gatherings have morphed into an… Continue reading

Trains, Planes, and Automobiles

One significant misperception shared by many family and friends about us is that “Steve is the writer.” The truth is when we met, my writing skills were non-existent while Maggie had been employed as a professional writer for over seven years, having graduated near the top of her class at… Continue reading