Archive | Santa Cruz

03 November 2010 ~ 5 Comments

Day After Election Day…I Love California

It’s been interesting reading Facebook statuses the day after another CA election. The “red” friends.  The “blue” friends. I think I’ve become more maroon, but that’s aside from the point. I have a lot of frustrated red friends today. (Actually, I noticed a lot of the blue friends were only slightly happier, if that.) But […]

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02 October 2008 ~ 0 Comments

Water World Poverty

Most of you probably know that Santa Cruz has a very high homeless population.  Homeless downtown.  Homeless up in the mountains. But what you probably wouldn’t guess or expect is homeless people in the ocean! This past summer at Lipert‘s birthday party we met this guy: If I remember correctly, he made that boat himself. […]

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07 June 2008 ~ 17 Comments

Same Sex Marriage – This Christians Response

Also in the Santa Cruz news yesterday, Santa Cruz started taking appointments for same sex marriages starting June 17th. And of course the response was huge. Now I’ve been thinking about weighing in on this whole issue, but withheld.  Here’s an excuse to go ahead now with a nice controversial blog post. This has been […]

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06 June 2008 ~ 0 Comments

A Letter To USCS Protesters For AFSCME Workers

Dear UCSC AFSCME protesters, I am a member of the local community here in Santa Cruz. My wife called me to find out what was going on on Friday June 6th, 2008 at the corner of Mission and Bay.  I was at my computer.  She was trying to get to Longs with our son, but […]

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15 May 2008 ~ 0 Comments


And now to complete a Santa Cruz bicycle post trifecta.  As part of preparation for my upcoming triathlons, I’ve been hittin up a spin class, or in this case, a 24cycle class at 24 hour, every Thursday evening with Ryan and James. It’s been great.  Lot’s of sweating.  Workin hard.  And our instructor…she’s a trip.  […]

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15 May 2008 ~ 0 Comments

Ride To Work

In the spirit of my last post…Went to Lulu’s fo my weekly hang time with Ryan this morning.Ride my bike there sometimes, but today I was running a little late.Little did I know it’s bike to work day/week.Here was the scene between Lulu’s and Jamba Juice: Free breakfast from Jamba Juice.  Free Bagels.  Surveys.  Bike […]

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14 May 2008 ~ 2 Comments

Santa Cruz Late Night Bike Parade?

I’ve mentioned in the past on this blog the many oddities that exist in Santa Cruz.When Charlie was here a few weeks ago at a midnight movie, he said several times, "This is the weirdest city in America."It also just so happens that Santa Cruz takes pride in that title.I try to share some of […]

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11 April 2008 ~ 2 Comments

Giant Surfer in Santa Cruz

Should have posted this a while back.  But tonight, I am going to a Giants game with my friend James.  In honor of that, thought I’d share this Santa Cruz moment with you. In Santa Cruz, everyone’s got a gimmick.  Now, this may not be on par with The Pink Guy or the pink Santa, […]

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23 December 2007 ~ 3 Comments

Pink Accordian Santa

So, a while back I introduced you to Robert Pinky (A.K.A. The pink Guy, The Pink Lady) who strolls around downtown Santa Cruz very slowly all day…every day.  In Santa Cruz, everyone’s got a gimmick.  I had said i would try to share more of our cities oddities with you, the faithful readers.  Downtown always […]

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09 September 2007 ~ 5 Comments

Visit To Vintage Faith

My first and only trip to Santa Cruz before beginning to dialog with CLC was a trip up with David Trotter almost three years ago to visit Vintage Faith Church.  You can see what he wrote back then here.  At that point, Vintage Faith was just starting out as a new church and meeting at […]

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