Tag: ventura

Those damn dragonflies!

It was a typical temperate day in Southern California, with the sun tucking her head into the clouds for minutes-long intervals and then re-emerging, as if from a nap, ready to warm the cool air again. Outside the gates to the Ventura settling ponds, there wasn’t even the slightest hint of what lay ahead. In my many years as a...

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A story of human intervention

My day started off the same as every other this month. Feeling the weight of depression that only a broken relationship can impart, I dragged myself out of bed and blamed myself immediately for the ugly state of the world. It’s a good thing for my dog, or I might not even bother waking up and feeling sorry for myself....

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