Friday, January 16, 2009

it's got me

There is something enchanted about California.

As much as i hate to admit it, as much as i am trying to find fault with it, as much as i like home... I must admit it.

It is here, it is palpable.

I watched the Sun set today over the Pacific ocean.
I stood watching from jagged cliffs that stagger directly up out of the water about a hundred feet or so.
The sun grew huge
and slowly, slowly, slowly
slipped over the edge of the world.

Even after it was gone below the horizon,
by some trick of the eye,
it could still be seen.

It was so bright that it shone through the edge of the massive expanse of water that lies just to the west of here.

And as if finally sank
I turned to walk on.
And the other men who had stopped there with me went their way.

And that was on the walk out to my car
in the parking lot as i was leaving work.

There really is something to it.

I can't put a finger on it yet.

But when i do, i'll let you know.

c

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Blog Redux

Well, It has been a while...

I am sitting in my "apartment" in California writing a little bit just to be doing. It is about 9:42 here on a Saturday the 9th of January, and i am working again... this time it is at Diablo canyon Nuclear power plant.

The weather here in California is unbelievable this time of year. It was in the 70's today and it was sunny and clear and really nice. I miss winter... a little... One season makes me appreciate the others, but it seems like i have skipped winter this year. It does get foggy here and it gets rainy and maybe a little windy, but in all actuality, i don't think it really counts as winter.

There are tons of things that i could write, but work for the most part is nothing to write home about. It is mostly drudgery intermixed with a good yarn here and there from the people that i work with. There have definitely been some good ones... some of them true.

Perhaps that is the direction that i should go with this, telling the stories of the men that i work with for all to hear.

I Promise that i will tell more about where i am and what i am doing before this is over with but this is just a little post to get me warmed back up to the idea of sharing some of what is going on with me these days.

I'll throw in a picture or two just to liven things up

I'll talk to you soon
c