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Best Foods on the Road

I have unfairly judged Bakersfield to be the butthole of California. In November 2018, I experienced my first look at oil fields. I’d never experienced them at all before – and they were unsightly. Alien to me. And I got my first glimpse right here in Bakersfield. So, without thinking much about the city itself,…

Where the Heart is

When I met Risa in July 2013, she was wearing Uggs. I let it go -my hatred for Uggs- because Sean, Jeremiah’s housemate, had toted Risa as “really cool.” Sean’s not easily impressed. I gave her the benefit of a doubt. When Risa and her straight blond hair stepped into my life, Jeremiah, Sean, and…

One of our many walks

The Gift of the Walk

While we walked to the corner donut shop this morning, I realized how many walks we take now.  Before we shoved our belongings into the home on wheels, we had a large fenced yard. When we bought our home, we had several projects we deemed most important: first, tearing out the high pile red carpet…