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A Last Look

Here’s our last selection of photos from Patterson/South School, with a few in color. For those interested, the book this website supports, Vista Del Mar, a memoir of the ordinary, written by me and published

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“Sound It Out” – Patterson Pictures Part Two

Here’s a second of three batches of photos from the South/Patterson School site scheduled for demolition this month. Next and final post in a couple of days. Hope they bring back a memory or

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A Last Look – South/Patterson School

By the time this is posted, the buildings in these photos will likely be gone. The school is scheduled to be demolished sometime in October to make way for senior housing. It’s hard to

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No Longer Seen

  Heading south next weekend to see the old elementary school before it’s demolished. It seems fitting to post a collection of images of places that, like the school will soon be, are razed, “no

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Exciting to have some color photos to show, as all my formal images up till now have been in black and white. Here are a few from Virginia, a working title on top, and

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Back from Virginia

Had a wonderful time in Virginia – thanks to all who hosted me – you know who you are! Also thanks to the staff of the Virginia Festival of the Book, to our panel

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New Photos of Redondo Beach, with a surprise at the end!

Here are some new photos in the Vista Del Mar spirit of South Bay and Southern California as your correspondent begins to move a bit beyond the current book and environs. This one in Redondo

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C’ville here we come!

Off to the Old Dominion! Thank you Virginia Festival of the Book for such a great roll out! See you there Thursday March 23, noon at the Charlottesville City Council Chambers. Here’s Festival blogger Anna

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Linkage

The link has arrived! Thanks to Rob Davidson, AV expert Jeff Layne, and all friendly enablers at Chico State who took such good care of your humble correspondent at the Writer’s Voice 2017 reading last

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“giving words to the land”

Excited to be a part of the Writer’s Voice series at Chico State tomorrow evening! Thursday, March 2 7:30 pm at Zingg Recital Hall reading from Vista Del Mar, showing images, and speculating on the memoir writer’s impulse to give

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