Monthly Archives: November 2011

All about Grace day at preschool

When the Dawn Jogger, attending Grandparent day/Thanksgiving lunch at Grace’s preschool, learned it was “all about Grace day,” she wondered when it is not. (At least in the DJ’s mind; Grace is quite happy being a good little girl even … Continue reading

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Vibrant orange of fall close up

For the past two mornings the Dawn Jogger has been walking all over Menlo Park and taking photos of the wonderful trees displaying their bright oranges and reds of the fall season. But what caught her attention most was the … Continue reading

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Be true to your school even when it’s a goner

As the buildings rise on the eastside of the Hillview School campus, the clock ticks on the school’s original buildings. Some will remain, the Dawn Jogger has been told, but other than the new multi, which wasn’t part of the … Continue reading

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Fowl frenzy on the Farm continues

In was last August that the Dawn Jogger thought she was seeing things when a turkey passed in front of her just south of Sand Hill Road on the Stanford campus. Today she encountered another “show” as two hen turkeys … Continue reading

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Learning about being a prima dona

It wasn’t until Grace and the gang left just a bit ago (all the better to beat the Stanford/Oregon traffic) did the Dawn Jogger realize that it was one year ago that the male DJ’s memorial service was held. She … Continue reading

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All about the really big game tomorrow

Stanford fans seem to be in overdrive about the game tomorrow against the Ducks, who seem to be channeling their wet weather to the Peninsula. As is always the case, there are many Cardinal banners unfurled in front of Menlo … Continue reading

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Wispy reeds of fall

The Dawn Jogger combined her exercise with downtown Menlo errands, meeting a friend for coffee (and wicked croissant in her case) at Borrone this morning, then making her way up Santa Cruz Ave. before heading back home. There was lots … Continue reading

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All hail the crows – and what they scare away

That there didn’t use to be crows in Menlo Park is a topic the Dawn Jogger has heard discussed on a number of occasions. She doesn’t remember crows sitting in the trees in numbers when she was a child. But … Continue reading

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Closer to home otherwordly scene

The Dawn Jogger has been enjoying her predawn walks at Bedwell Bayfront Park and the other worldly scenes that unfold. This morning she got a closer to home viewing treat. She was jogging around the banks of Lake Lagunita before … Continue reading

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The sun comes up on time again

The Dawn Jogger realizes that the sun always comes up on time, e.g. the time it is coming up at that part of the year, adjusted for daylight savings time. But for the last few weeks, she’s felt like the … Continue reading

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