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  • evocative travel tales from a woman who travels solo

  • family tales from a tribe possibly unlike your own

  • lightly snarky, humorous commentary on life.

Leaves 🌿 also showcases my full-length tale of Bartle Clunes. He is found HERE in the Bartle Clunes archive.

We have a lot in common, you and I — we are, after all, probably of the same species. Admittedly, I am slightly askew from having lived in Santa Cruz my whole life, but if you’re not afraid of dealing with a lightly demented, but invariably optimistic outlook, please stop in daily for a quick read.

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