Life Lessons From The Snowy Desert

Life Lessons From The Snowy Desert

It’s been eleven years since the first and latest time I had to bypass the grapevine heading south to avoid a snowstorm.

L is for the Locals

A visitor drives in from over the Grapevine and into the thin layer of smog covering the lid of the Central Valley that has been collected from cites all over. The non-local knows only of what he has been told. For the strange new face, Bakersfield is this mystic town filled with locals riding horses [...]

“F” is for Fire

“F” is for Fire

Writers of Kern Blogging Challenge (A-Z)  My eyes are transfixed on the yellows, reds and oranges that paint their warm strokes against the black sky. I continue to watch as the brilliant flames dance and twirl like swifter swaying seaweed in the sea. It’s as if these brilliant colors are alive and quickly moving away [...]

The Life behind the Story

The Life behind the Story

Throughout my years as a student journalist, and as a local journalist in and around the California area, I met new people and written many stories about the lives of the most interesting individuals. The ability to sit down and listen to someone share their deepest feelings, amazing accomplishments and deepest fears are something that [...]

Shock Wave: Part 6- The Day I Nearly Dropped Her Off In a Ditch

Shock Wave: Part 6- The Day I Nearly Dropped Her Off In a Ditch

Catch up before you continue on with the story. I had made up my mind somewhere in the snow covered mountains of the Grapevine path. My mysterious and strange hitchhiker would be ditched right after the five split off from the ninety-nine somewhere near Arvin, and I would continue traveling north to Bakersfield. I was [...]