Tag Archives: Bakersfield

family portrait

Today we raced the clouds and impending rain to do our first real family photo shoot with a professional photographer since The Button made us a family of four almost three years ago. Our friend Patrick Ang (a.k.a. The Other … Continue reading

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words with friends

We got to Russo’s a little early to get ready for tonight’s Rad Dad reading and meet up with anthology editor Tom├ís Moniz. Looking out at the rows of empty folding chairs, I started to get a little nervous. What … Continue reading

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random writing

Tonight was the first night in I don’t know long that I went out, by myself, at night, and wasn’t home for the girls’ bedtime. It was weird coming home to find them both asleep (but I love my wife … Continue reading

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scenes from a bookstore

Overheard at the local Barnes and Noble during my and the girls’ afternoon hang-out in the children’s section: Two employees talking about being told by a superior to put up new promotional signs, while standing in front of a big … Continue reading

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seasonal apparel disorder

Yesterday’s high here in Bakersfield was 80 degrees; today’s was 55, with a low of 38. More than eight years of living here has proven to this native Angeleno that California does indeed have seasons. Maybe not like Rhode Island, … Continue reading

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rad dad: readings in bakersfield and los angeles next week

A week from today, I have the honor of doing my first reading in the city in which I have lived for the last eight years and in which my daughters were born, and two days later, I’m lucky enough … Continue reading

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