Author Archives: clairedavon

The year in a nutshell

I know – help help, get me out of the nutshell! (dad joke!) This year has been a mix of ups and downs for me, but as a friend of mine once said, the trend is generally up. Although it’s … Continue reading

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The Allure of Online

I dedicate several hours each morning to writing and editing. I have a daily log of word count and make sure to spend time every day (including weekends) doing something writing related. It fills my soul and keeps my mind … Continue reading

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Grocery Store Carousel

I’ve gone to the same grocery store for years now. Here in Los Angeles, there is no shortage of available stores to shop at, but the local Ralphs (Kroger in some states) had two locations close to my house, and … Continue reading

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Planes, Trains and Automobiles

Living in Los Angeles, I prefer to fly out of the much closer Burbank airport if possible, but it’s a small airport. When I recently flew to Boston, I chose to fly out of the bigger LAX, which is twenty-two … Continue reading

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Hometowns

I moved from my home city of Boston a long time ago. I call Los Angeles home now, and it is, in every way. My work is here, my friends are here, my family is here. My life is here. … Continue reading

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Work habits – how has it been?

When we first started working from home, I had very definite uses for the two plus hours I saved every day by not having to commute. (Living in Los Angeles will do that!)  For about the first eight months, I … Continue reading

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Book signings – return to normal?

I recently went to a book signing set up by the Love and Devotion group in San Diego. The signing was supposed to occur a year ago, but for obvious reasons did not go forward. I wasn’t sure what to … Continue reading

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California in February

Recently, Los Angeles was visited by a weather phenomenon called the Santa Ana winds. For anyone unfamiliar with them, the Santa Anas are fierce high winds that sweep into the area from time to time and wreak havoc. In a … Continue reading

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2022 – a new year begins!

I’m not one for New Year’s resolutions—I’m more about improving daily, over the long haul. Continuous improvement, as it were. I am a work in progress, and hope to always be that way, because it means I am never too … Continue reading

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Adventures in Los Angeles – the jury duty edition

I recently had to report for jury duty. I haven’t actually had to go in person for several years, and to complicate things, I had to go downtown (I’m about 20 miles away). They do it differently now in pandemic … Continue reading

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