Category Archives: Middle widow

On the trail with a couple of dogs

Friend Amy drove north this morning to go on the Arastradero Preserve triple looping trail with the Dawn Jogger, accompanied by her two chihuahuas, Rosetta and Lucy. Even with their small stature and short legs, they climbed the hills just … Continue reading

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This is your brain on ‘shrooms

The Dawn Jogger thinks this was a day where the stars were all aligned. Or misaligned, she’s not sure. She started well before dawn for a jaunt around Lake Lagunita and never actually saw the sun rise over the lake … Continue reading

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The Dawn Jogger’s marriage to Chris and Steve

The Dawn Jogger is a bit surprised at her sadness about Steve Jobs’ death. She didn’t know the man and has heard horror stories about his management style during both his first and second stint at Apple. All that aside, … Continue reading

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The man who won Kitty’s heart

Yes, the DJ got up before dawn for her daily jog around town. But it was where she was just before dusk that seems more important today. One of the side issues of losing a spouse is that you’re left … Continue reading

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Late June update on Grace’s garden

The Dawn Jogger is not a gardener, rather she is an appreciator of gardens and, in particular, the bounty of vegetable gardens. But given that the male DJ loved gardening and built a garden in 2010 for granddaughter Grace, it … Continue reading

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Thirty years ago today the DJs said “I do”

Thirty years ago today the Dawn Joggers walked along with son John from their home on Wayne Ave. in South Pasadena to Eddy Park a block away. John carried a flag that the female DJ’s mother had made for the … Continue reading

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Checking it off the list, one by one

The Dawn Jogger has been having a bit of a frustrating time getting an account the male DJ held at on online brokerage that begins with “e” closed. Many phone calls, many forms, all for a paltry amount. Told yesterday … Continue reading

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Seasons continue, the marriage does not

Life in the Bay Area is marked not only by nature’s changing season but also by commercial seasons. That first became clear to the female Dawn Jogger last year when crab season opened and Peet’s released its Holiday Blend. How … Continue reading

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Another day filled with Grace

So maybe the Dawn Jogger has not been feeling at her tippy top best. The current malaise was dissected in details last night over dinner with friend Kay. No conclusions (other than the obvious). Luckily today was not the time … Continue reading

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Rained out – and a return to the archive

Yes it was Wednesday Dish morning but not only was it raining steadily but the DJ had to run son John to the train – and get to an early morning InMenlo assignment. So the stars aligned to sleep in … Continue reading

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