Temple dreamer and minerval runner left to cross the desert at midnight under the full moon, guided west. We were ascending the mountain range separating the desert from the oak savanna and grassland valley. Our destination for the day: The hot spring on the Kern River, in the Southern Sierra down from Lake Isabella. To get […]Read more "Kern river canyon to Delano, California – Bellabacchae travels"
August, 2014 The turquoise and black patterns of the Pomo dancers circle around the dance ground at the Napa Valley powwow in Yountville, CA. As the drumsticks click, I ponder the local nation’s homeland to the east, Clear Lake, and what it would be like to visit. I’ve been staying with my friend in Sonoma […]Read more "CLEAR LAKE & HARBIN HOT SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA"
The mural is on Crenshaw Blvd between 50th and 52nd Sts. This is a part of the mural. Visited March 2015Read more "Crenshaw Mural of African-American Progress, Los Angeles, CA"
March, 2015 I have a work gig in San Diego, which would be my first visit to California’s most southern coastal city. The weather is fabulous – sunny and 70’s-80’s temperatures – and the people here are calm and happy (and probably spoiled). Balboa Park, home of the famous San Diego zoo, also has […]Read more "San Diego, CA"
the Eureka Inn Eureka, CA, October 2013From the thick woods of Humboldt county, Eureka and Arcata feel like big pillars of civilization, sister city-states on the Humboldt Bay guarded on three sides by rugged mountains. Of course, facing northwest on the Pacific coast, this area is often cool and foggy. I had heard tales of […]Read more "Eureka, CA: “Eureeka’s Castle”"