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Hi, friends. Now that social distancing has become the new normal here in Dhaka as well most places from which you may be viewing this post, I don’t expect (or hope) to be going out very much in the coming period of unknown duration. Fortunately, I have some lovely photos that I took on a glorious day out by the coast in Sonoma County with some of my very dearest friends in the world at a time in February before social separation became the new norm. I’d originally intended to stir them into one of my longer posts, with more story about what and where.

But now I’ve decided that I need something non-work to do during these days at home with no defined boundary between work and life. Also, something to remind myself – & perhaps you? – that the world is still out there with its beauty, its mystery, its passion & heartbreak, whenever we’re again able to go out to explore, appreciate and share it with one another. I find nature helps ground me in myself and remind me how small a part of this beautiful universe I am. In some odd way, it usually stirs in me compassion with my fellow humans and other living things. I hope you’ll enjoy today’s first entry in this new series, which I hope to introduce on alternate days ahead along with a few last “Signs of the City” entries which I prepared in advance, during various trips to reinforce my supplies of things like tea and milk for this period ahead. Once we run through those, it’ll all be nature on the Sonoma Coast, until…well, until whatever happens next in our world, eh? 🙂 Peace, compassion, courage, and health to us all.


In The Heart of SoCo

In case you haven’t figured out, my heart lies in the heart of Sonoma County, where one finds such lovely parks as North Sonoma Mountain Regional Park, and Annadel State Park. These are just a few random shots taken during the wonderful two weeks I spent at home in February, prior to returning to work here in BD…at a moment that now feels suspended in a different past before we all quite began to realize how rapidly and significantly the world around was about to shift gears. I guess we’re all doing what we can to keep up in our daily lives now, eh? Peace, health, and prosperity to us all, everywhere 🙂


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This is the last post I’ll be making on this particular, lovely holiday with my friends and community at home: this morning I’ll be flying out, and by Tuesday morning I’ll be back at the office in Dhaka. Herewith signs from the middle, west and east portions of one of my favorite long, sunny-day easy rides through my own neighborhood. From the Ewok Sign to the Pole with “No Dogs” and the circular blue signs is maybe 8 miles or so as biked by me — a bit more or less, but roughly that much. The west (Ewok) end is on a creek-side bike trail, while the east end is the beginning of several possible mountain-bike trail loops in the state park nearest to me, Annadel. Goodbye, dear trails — may many others appreciate and explore you in the months until you see me next 🙂


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