Baby Curt, Temporary Mommy, and Profound Impact

In 2005 I spent 23 days in Eastern and Central Europe visiting Bulgaria, Romania, and Hungary with classmates in the California Agricultural Leadership Program. We met with US Embassy staff, Bulgarian mafia (not on purpose), school children, and bus drivers. We saw monasteries and castles and old stone churches. Lots of them. The trip was […]

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Home was the Hopland Field Station

My first home with Don and Rosemary was on the Hopland Field Station. Dad worked there for the University of California’s Department of Animal Science. The Field Station was a great place for a young scientist with an inquiring mind, his wife, and an inquisitive daughter. Dad graduated from Bozeman in 1950 with an emphasis […]

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Baby, Soothe Yourself: formative years

Here’s more context, backstory, for my rambles next month with Ruby. If you perceive me to be whining from time to time, I’m trying to be dispassionate. I’m not always successful. I realize that everyone I write about has their own stories, justifications – some warranted – for being as they were. It was what […]

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