Travel | CaliforniaNotes 2

©2020 by Vernon Miles Kerr,, October 30, 2020 In my previous post, Travel | CaliforniaNotes  I likened Texas and California as both being countries-within-a-country.  Actually, California is more like a continent-within-a-(former)country.  From semi-tropical San Diego and Los Angeles, to the Scotland-like, extreme North Coast, with its cold, blowing rain, near Crescent City —… Read More Travel | CaliforniaNotes 2

Travel | CaliforniaNotes

©2020 by Vernon Miles Kerr,, California and Texas have a few things in common. They’re both big, both beautiful and both could be—and actually, both used to be. countries — republics. Both have endless beaches, semi-tropical cities, a coldish North, world-class agriculture — along with mountains and deserts. If you’re planning a California… Read More Travel | CaliforniaNotes

Nostalgia | California Daydreamin’

California Daydreamin’ © 2020, 2021 by Vernon Miles Kerr, Loved those lyrics, “…don’t know whatcha got till it’s gone,” That’s the upside of Coronavirus— If there is one. For a California road-warrior, lockdown is hell. After wearing-out tons of tires — (In leaner times even down to the cords and belts) Pursuing work, and… Read More Nostalgia | California Daydreamin’

Travels | Tokyo

Tokyo ©2010,2016,2020 Vernon Miles Kerr, She is more than huge, she is blatantly contradictory. She’s American-ish, but Japanesey; Familiar but exotic; Traditional but wildly avant garde.; Savoring but guzzling; Giddily young but staidly elderly. Near Shinjuku station it’s girls in blue jeans And tiny kimono-clad matrons popping into Starbucks. This immigrant from Seattle sits… Read More Travels | Tokyo