Monthly Archives: February 2011

Snow Days

I’m often asked by visitors whether it ever snows in San Diego.  I’ve always explained that while our local mountains can get a lot of snow, the only whit(ish) stuff the city ever receives is the occasional, fleeting hailstorm. That’s what … Continue reading

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The Purpose-Driven Hike

I’d never disparage the idea of hiking without a clear-cut destination.  Moving down a trail can be pleasurable in and of itself, even if you don’t care where you’re going. But hiking to something can also be a lot of … Continue reading

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In the more than a dozen years that sculptor William Tucker’s 13-foot-tall Okeanos was installed in front of the Scripps Green Hospital, I heard my share of rude comments about its resemblance to a singularly robust piece of excrement. But … Continue reading

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