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SoFi Stadium

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SoFi Stadium (August 2023)

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Joshua Tree coyote

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California coyote (December 2019)

Not my best photo, as I took it from inside our VRBO in Joshua Tree. By the time I got outside, this coyote had taken flight.

Runyon Canyon Trail

View of Hollywood Hills and Griffith Observatory from Runyon Canyon Trail

Master of Puppets

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Metallica performing Master of Puppets @ Sofi Stadium (August 25, 2023)

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Back in the early to mid 1980s I was a huge fan of Metallica. Ride the Lighting and Master of Puppets will always remain masterpieces in my opinion. Kill ‘Em All is also very good. Justice is just OK and then I lost all interest in everything that followed.

The last time I saw them live was in the 1990s. I’ve had numerous chances to see them since and have passed. I’ve even been staying at the same hotel they were at a couple of times while traveling and still didn’t bother to attend. So seeing them in 2023 wasn’t exactly my idea, but I did finally get roped into seeing them again on the M72 World Tour–two nights with two totally different setlists. Tonight is night two.

The good news is I still adore the Cliff Burton era stuff. The other good news is that if I need to pee, I have opportunities that I don’t have with bands that play only songs that I love.

Willet (Tringa semipalmata)

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Willet roaming the shores of Laguna Beach (December 2019)

Happy birthday, Jerry Garcia!

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Jerry Garcia head during the 4:20 Children’s Parade at Hog Farm Hideaway (with Wavy Gravy and Bonnie Beecher in the background in the upper left)

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