A [Visual] Ode to My Mom

We took a stroll down Año Nueva State Beach and through UC Santa Cruz Botanical Gardens finding perspective, beauty, and joy. `

Dear Readers:

My mom’s in town. She was fully vaccinated in February 2021, and she was invited to stay with her close friend in Pescadero. It’s given me the opportunity to get out of San Francisco, something that has been rare during COVID.

Seeing my mom, being with my husband, and visiting the California coast is bringing me much needed calm and relief.…

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