Category Archives: Retirement


Welcome to the Brandows’ 2017 year in review lettter. Glad you could find us here on ColorfulClay.Wordpress.Com, a blog which I have been neglecting, but resolve to add to more frequently in 2018. Our top story is the Seilers’ move … Continue reading

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My adopted hometown Davis, CA. is doing well.

My adopted hometown Davis, CA. (population 65,000) is doing well post-dip. The 5,000 acre UC Davis campus is officially outside the city limits, but it’s been growing fast in size (now 34,000 students) and in prestige (now an “Ivy League” … Continue reading

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Milagro means miracle. Water means power.

Milagro means miracle.  Water means power.   I mean to sit on this mesa this evening and enjoy the view of Mono Lake and the mountains beyond, and try not to think too much. The creeks that feed this landlocked sea … Continue reading

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Bike Slip and Slide

RE: Bruce’s Bike Accident Dear ER Nurse Gretchen— Thanks. I got a chance to talk with Bruce on the phone just before you emailed. He said you gave him some good drugs to kill the pain from his bike accident … Continue reading

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IT Guy profits from Governor’s Cell Phone Order

So it did not take long for a sharp IT guy to figure-out how to profit from Governor Brown’s Executive Order instructing state workers to turn in their cell phones. State computer specialist Mr. I.M. Smartizell immediately turned in his … Continue reading

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Note:  This piece started out as a short, light-hearted, Thanksgiving letter to the editor about my octogenarian neighbor’s porta-piles and Davis Waste Removal’s (DWR’s) attempt to pick up said brush piles. Paul Hart, owner/operator, of DWR told me my letter … Continue reading

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Retire Rural? Meet the ROPERs

“At sixty I want to become a happy and loveable old man, like ……well like my old man, the late Art Brandow, who….just seemed to get happier and more content as he got older. Continue reading

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