The Adventures of Chartan: The Temptation

Chartan sat across from Minerva, staring at his dinner plate as if he were facing checkmate. Decisions he rarely had to make were required now. Did he want a glass of wine? Would he like salmon or New York steak? He hadn’t had any form of alcohol in six months. To admit such, he thought, would suggestContinue reading “The Adventures of Chartan: The Temptation”

What the West Coast Needs…A Downpour

Yesterday there was a 15% chance for rain in the Sierras in mid-afternoon. You could walk between the raindrops without getting wet until 2:48 p.m.–that’s when the downpour began. I looked out the window as if oil had been struck. Buckets of rain for nearly 30 minutes. Okay, it’s not the end of the drought,Continue reading “What the West Coast Needs…A Downpour”