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Chumash XI, XII, and XIII

Sometimes life gets in the way of things that matter … but that’s not actually the case here. In this case, life just got in the way of my drafting a report about the things that matter — namely, getting … Continue reading

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Diamond in the Rough: The “Other” Yellowjacket

It’s been a standing joke for some time ’round these parts — how there are in the toponomic scheme of things on the southern Los Padres a bevy of like-named locations. Early in this site’s life I poked fun at … Continue reading

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11 Degrees of Service

Late last year, I stood in the back of a local elementary school cafeteria during a Cub Scout meeting. The different dens (organized by school grade, first through fifth) were taking turns telling the other Scouts and parents in attendance … Continue reading

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The Accidental Tradition: Nordhoff Lookout

Sequels seldom live up their predecessors, but I’m happy to report that trend was bucked this past October. So let me rewind a bit here. Just over a year ago, I led a crew of my intrepid Cub Scouts for … Continue reading

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