Posts Tagged ‘Northern California’

My sister recently scanned a treasure trove of old family photos. I’m usually resistant to nostalgia, but these shots from our childhood in rural Petaluma were just too good to pass up. The initial pair of shots obviously date from Halloween past. I love that my sister felt the need to wear a mask as […]


in Hopland

11Feb12

I’m staying at a friend’s mountain home in Hopland for a few months while I get some writing done before my move back to Osaka in April.  I’ve been visiting this spot since I was a kid, coming up here for Easter egg hunts, and also for Passover celebrations.  The property is one of several […]


One thing I didn’t get to do during my summer trip back to the States was drive out to the Northern California coast. The beach is only 20 minutes away from Petaluma, where I spent most of my time growing up, and so the Northern California coast has a familiarity to it that will never […]


Here’s a small gallery of Northern California Pacific tide-pool life, taken during the summer of 2005.