Category Archives: Small World

A bevy, a gaggle, a pride of small world stories

(Originally posted July 2008) Back when Max was a little over a year old and we were living in Livermore, we had a garage sale. We were talking to a very nice couple, and they commented on how cute Max … Continue reading

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You’re kidding me!

Back in 1994 I was working a couple nights a week as an aide at The Adult Diploma Program in Santa Maria. I was talking with one of the teachers about her education and student teaching. She told me that … Continue reading

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The world is small, but the Bay Area is smaller

(Originally posted August 2007) On Sunday night, Cris and I went to a Presbyterian Church in Walnut Creek to hear┬áThe Pat Little Band play. Pat’s parents are very close friends of ours … I’ve known Pat since he was born. … Continue reading

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The world is pretty small, but The Santa Maria Times is smaller

Back in 1993 when I went to work as a copy editor at the Santa Maria Times, my hometown newspaper, I became friends with a guy named Tony. Tony was hilarious — we hit it off right away. He had … Continue reading

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Money, money

Many years ago, my friend Chris and I were having lunch at a little taco place in Santa Maria. It was the kind of place where your ordered and paid at the window, and then waited for your order to … Continue reading

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