Category Archives: Inspiring

101 Thank You Signs for FireFighters from Carmel Valley folks, for Big Sur’s 2016 Soberanes Fire

Here’s a photo essay of the overwhelming (hand-made) “Signs of heart-felt appreciation” from local folks for the men and women fighting Big Sur’s terrible Soberanes Fire in July and August 2016. I found more than 100 signs on Carmel Valley … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth appreciates John Livingstone’s Photography

Before settling in a lovely Portland, Oregon suburb, bon vivant John Livingstone enjoyed an idyllic many-decades career in Carmel as a respected master photographer, author and restaurant reviewer. He had the pleasure of  meeting and photographing many fascinating characters and … Continue reading

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Recovery: Wolf family returns to California with Pups

Five wolf pups and their parents were photographed in Northern California recently. The last confirmed wolf living in California was more than 90 years ago in 1924. (One  wolf,the famous wolf OR7, visited California in 2011.) Wild wolves historically inhabited … Continue reading

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Eager Dog Teased

I like this. Naaaahhh. That’s way too mild. This is hilarious, brilliant and inspiring. Maybe the funniest dog in years !

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Ed Leeper: Monterey Renaissance Man

Ed Leeper passed away comfortably at home in his favorite chair Friday evening, while methodically perusing his vast collection of Fine Art books with a poetry book in one hand. Ed was seemingly a permanent fixture of our Peninsula. He … Continue reading

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How Long Would You Like to Live? Centuries?

Dear Friends, Did you ever imagine biology research could help you finish your to-do list? A team of researchers (including a Noble Prize winner) has found an easy way to make new stem cells from your own organs. This means … Continue reading

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Too Wonderful – Australian Government Engineers Inspire 7 year old Girl’s Quest for Dragons

I LOVE this story ! It combines touching-kindness and caring about children, inspiring them with science and engineering !!! – and even includes Dragons. What more could I ask for?  A curious young woman (7 years old) writes to Australia’s … Continue reading

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David Walton Concludes a Gracious, Giving Life in China

Have you been around Monterey long enough to remember the groundbreaking Sancho Panza Bohemian coffee house or Gallatin’s elegant dining ? The genius behind Sancho Panza, and the grace at Gallatin’s was my friend David Walton who died in China … Continue reading

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New Words

Here’s a few new and useful words and terms I’ve created out of my seemingly inexhaustible mental bookcase of ideas (out of thin air). While another stunningly creative person may have used one of these words or terms previously to … Continue reading

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