Category Archives: Morbid adventure

Sometimes these involve travel, but more often they’re just parts of life

Goldy in Memoriam

When my daughter was almost 5, we bought her a starter pet: a pair of goldfish.  She named them, so of course the plain orange one was Goldy.  The white one with orange and black blotches was Poppy (I had … Continue reading

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San Francisco Ghost Hunt

I escaped the house Thursday evening to do something I’ve wanted to do for a long time: take the San Francisco Ghost Hunt Walking Tour! Borderlands Bookstore organized the outing for its sponsors and the weather couldn’t have been more … Continue reading

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Floating

First things first: I did not turn into a monkey, although I may now be able to talk to dolphins. I also didn’t hallucinate, beyond the throbbing shadow images you see when you close your eyes in pitch blackness. I … Continue reading

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Claustrophobia and The Dangerous Type

Claustrophobia inspired The Dangerous Type & its sequels. Here’s the story: The first time I went away to sleep-away camp, I was a junior in high school.  Michigan Tech, a university 500 miles north of my home, was hosting a … Continue reading

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Tour of Union Cemetery this weekend

In 1850, sailors discovered that Redwood Creek emptied into the San Francisco Bay in a natural deep-water channel. Within a year, men began to log the redwood trees of the Santa Cruz Mountains. A village originally called Redwood Landing took … Continue reading

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