Lemons Way

Continuing adventures, observations, and images.

Winter in the Old Pueblo

It was cold and dark at 630 while I was making coffee. This time in summer it would be sunny and getting warm out already. Things have gotten busy between work related projects, family events, and I’m not sure what else. For a semi retired guy, it seems I...

Only for you, Groupies, the first look

This image has already been edited from the one depicted here, but is almost in final form as I write this. Already I can say this is better than winning at trial. Way better, actually, and much longer lasting.

Momos

Had cousin J, friend J, and Nana over last night to make and feast on a load of homemade steamed and fried dumplings. Ever since we discovered cousin J was a dumpling master (she uses the Tibetan slang momo) we've been having get-togethers every few weeks to...

Random chance

Recovering and feeling the amazing afterglow from 5 non-stop days with the kids during their Thanksgiving school break. I'm not saying every moment is bliss, because we are different and distinct human beings living our own life experiences simultaneously, but...

What do we do?

I wish somebody would have told me earlier I would be spending so much time alone in my life so I could have been better prepared. For many people it is a serious problem, the increasing time alone as we age. I'm kind of a loner so I'm used to being my own...

Truly a Thanksgiving

It's been non-stop action for this middle aged guy. First thing in the morning after I returned from Mexico I was up and off to the courthouse downtown to meet S and C for the second attempt at the renewal of C's passport. Made it through the gauntlet just in...

A short but enjoyable 33 hours in Mexico

Left yesterday morning at 9 a.m. and arrived in about 6 hours, with only one stop for gas and one bathroom break near the Hermosillo toll. Enjoyed some time with friends, a wild but cozy night, then an 8 am departure. Breakfast at Jonnie's. Brought a half...

A day with my Mom

It's been forever since I spent the greater part of a day with just my mother. Yesterday we drove together in her car to Phoenix to take care of some fashion matters for an upcoming family wedding. We enjoyed each other's company, chatting the day away, and...

Outboard back in action

After almost a year and a half stored and unused we finally got the dinghy and engine going in the last few weeks. OZ has served extremely well as a refuge from the storms of life over the last few years, but a lot of her hasn't been issued in the meantime....

A short but enjoyable few days in Mexico

The sailboat is in excellent condition, very clean and completely bug free again. Arrived late Friday and I am already getting ready to depart for Tucson. It went fast but enjoyably. I would stay another day if I could, but I must return for another engagement...

Oz gets her yearly pest control treatment

The hot, humid summers bring the most bugs, so it has become part of the yearly maintenance routine to have the crew take everything out of the sailboat, spray the inside compartments for roaches, give it a few days, then put everything back into the...

Walking in Sabino Canyon Fall, 2022

Mondays are not like they once were. It's usually the busiest work day, but we still closed early. Today I enjoyed a nice hike at one of my favorites places before work and then a relaxing afternoon after it ended. Even with a new consult in the early...

Another Shabbat at my parents house

My mom had us over for Shabbat dinner, along with cousin J. L and I went to our special putting green in my father's golf cart as sunset came. I remember savoring and appreciating the moment as we played golf in the fading light. God bless the USA. Seriously,...

A photo of Henry at 52

Pulled out my old bear, Henry, to replicate his name badge for the new characters we are creating, Meowy and Meow Meow. He could use some additional stuffing from build a bear, but we were all slim like like in the 70's. Healthy day yesterday, nice steak and...

Crossed paths with two families of deer on yesterdays morning hike

Got in an 8000 plus step hike before work started. Then several hours with the left brain and another several working the right side, between the morning's creative work and the afternoon's more technical law work. Then afternoon with the kids, culminating in...

Tucson Evening Sky Last Night

Halloween, 2022. The kids both had lots of candy to organize this morning.

A project I am working on

Back from another sailboat adventure and we are welcomed with the initial drawings from the illustrator on my newest law related project. I have learned a great deal from my experiences as a divorced divorce lawyer and I’m starting to put what I’ve learned...

Home

We're back in Tucson, enjoying coffee looking down at the city in all its morning glory. It's downright cold outside for my taste, a welcome change from the months of summer heat and humidity here and in San Carlos. Back in the actual law office today for a...

Tucson Sailing Club Race Missed

Thank goodness. It looked hot and boring out there, as we played the day away, enjoying another weekend in and around OZ. Excellent breakfast at the Little Cactus off the main street. Relaxing afternoon, then dinner in town before a cool, comfortable night...

Hola from OZ

A pleasant day yesterday. After coffee we walked all the way from marina to marina, then had a hearty breakfast at Barracuda Bobs. It was more than we could finish, but solid. Hitched a ride back to the Oxxo near our marina with this funky group of people in...

Fall weather arrives with us to San Carlos

Departed mid morning and worked part of the way, stopping for lunch at this delicious asada place. J got a regular one and I the caramelo. So so yummy. By the time we arrived in town it was sunset and we experienced the most spectacular golden pink purple and...

Amazing dessert after amazing steak dinner at home with family

The juvenile courthouse in Tucson

It was my dream to work as a child advocate and then judge in the juvenile court. I accomplished the first goal in great measure, holding contracts to represent children and parents in juvenile court proceedings for many years while I worked as a family law...

Another five day block ending

It is Sunday morning, exchange day, always a bittersweet time. Sweet because we've had this time together and have connected though it, bitter of course because it is ending and I'll be without them for a few days. In the meantime I can clean up, exercise...

Home

As it cools during sunset and with dusk coming earlier each day, the light gets better and better each evening. A productive day yesterday. One thing that happened that was particularly special was we sent out emails to all my family law colleagues letting...

l.I.G.

Life is good, even with the challenges. Maybe because of them, as what kind of like would it be if everything was easy. It was a simple evening. Pick up the kids from school, a short meeting for a volunteer thing, then homemade dinner, a brief dance party with...

Big Blow Fish seen on my morning walk

Lots of sea life these days. Came across this fat blowfish as I took a walk around the marina before departing for home this morning. I’m here now and glad to be back to this space, so much larger and more spacious than the sailboat. I go from one amazingly...

Johnny’s Again

In a nation known for its tacos, in the state capital city also known for its food, I found what I consider to be the best tacos. Stopped for one of cabeza and one of carne con chili this morning at like 1030. They were so freaking good. I don’t know how it...

Unknown boat sailing south from Marina Real

Looks like this sailboat is running with a cutter rig. It got windy so that was a good choice.

Evening at Dock, San Carlos, Mid-October, 2022

Picked up by the cement truck driver

I was minding my own business, hiking from Marina Real to Marina San Carlos because there was nothing better to do. Halfway to town this cement truck stopped for me. I wanted to walk, but couldn't resist the adventure. He set up this wooden box with a...

Another day for you and me in paradise

A relaxing evening out on deck, then turn the ac down cold for the night. Slept in the main cabin and awoke to an overcast morning that looks like rain, but won’t be. It’s choppy in the bay from the breeze, but I’m not going anywhere. One of my...

More sailboat please

I departed later than usual to the point I almost backed out and stayed in Tucson, but I pushed myself to go for lack of anything better to do. I'm glad I did. I think this is where I'm meant to be tonight. It is wonderful, except for a yapping little dog on a...

Succah party with family

Nana and C spent the afternoon together and arrived at dusk with a huge spread for dinner. L and J worked like champs as the sun set to cover and finish the succah inside and out. We enjoyed dinner and dessert together, celebrating the mitzvah. It was really...

A double rainbow on our birthday

J, who also celebrated her birthday yesterday, sent me this picture taken by my old friend J, whose birthday isn't until later in the year. It wasn't exactly a joyous 52nd birthday, after all the loss and challenges this year, but I was able to enjoy the...

52 years!

Enjoying coffee in my 'enjoy the journey' mug on the morning of my 52 birthday. Had another good night's sleep last night after a homemade pizza party with the kids. We were supposed to go out to eat but L was sick so we picked up ingredients instead and made...

The day I didn’t fall off my parents’ roof

Back in town for several days now. We had that taco night and made a dinner party of it with cousin J and some family friends and their kids. Dancing with the Wii, socializing, good food, good music, an enjoyable time for all. The amazing Jonnies taco meats...

Johnny’s for home

The tacos were so, so good at Johnny's yesterday mid morning while traveling back through Hermosillo. This time I ordered a half liter of their cabeza and carne con chili to take with me. That along with the birria tacos and guajila sauce I ordered from the...

Back on the water

Another calm afternoon rolled into evening and I took OZ out into the bay by myself, enjoying the fading light. Almost slept out there, but it’s still a bit warm for that. That other sailboat in the distance was settling down for the night as I headed back...

The Sea of Cortez is alive

This photo is from the docks around the marina. There are millions and millions of these little fish. The red ones are feeding in them. The rays are always hanging round these waters and are generally harmless unless you step on them. The new season is upon...

An elegant evening with Mother Nature

It is finally cool and dry enough in San Carlos to enjoy coffee on deck in the morning. This cooler dryer weather usually doesn't come until later in October. Cafe Combate, which they roast in sugar. Yum. I drove through the rain between Nogales and well past...

Zen and the art of yoga at home

Noticed the family of deer passing by as I did morning yoga in my bedroom. A moment of bliss. Stopped to let them pass by in peace while I captured the little ones in the rear of the pack before finishing the 10 minute session and continuing on to the rest of...

In my father’s honor and memory

It is a week since the last post, and 15 years almost to the day I started this sailblog. Much has happened in the last week alone that doesn't make it here. What does is that Nana had us over for Shabbat dinner again this week. When we arrived L took me on a...

Finally, a cold morning

Went over to my mom's house for dinner last night with J. This photo is her backyard at dusk. She made a delicious homemade meal and we all had an enjoyable evening. Long, cozy night lying in my bed in my very air conditioned bedroom. Awoke in the middle of...

Marilyn and Robert’s house in San Carlos

Been an interesting several weeks here in Tucson, things beyond the scope even of this sailblog, but life is proceeding on, good times and bad times included in full measure. This photo shows a popular depiction from a popular artist who may have since passed....

Life back at home

While I love and enjoy Mexico, my home is here, at B1, in the Old Pueblo, where I can do my family law settlement work, parent, and enjoy a decent cheeseburger animal style very occasionally, not necessarily in that order.

Sabino Mountain Sunset

Made it back home safe and sound, settled in, and enjoyed a humidity free hike around the neighborhood at sunset before a shower and full night's sleep in the usual two segments. Came outside this morning to enjoy coffee on what feels like the first cool...

Sunset from the sportaseats at the bow

Hung out in the air conditioned comfort most of the day until evening, then made a concert of my saved songs while Jodi and I enjoyed the fading light from the bow. Dinner with the various leftovers we accumulated over the weekend, then a long cool night's...

Moon coming over the mountain

After a muggy, overcast, relaxing, and enjoyable day, we picked up some steaks, had the dude grill them while getting eaten alive by bugs, and headed to the sailboat for another pleasant evening cruise. It was a calm night on the water and I somehow captured...

Paradise

That's what the server at lunch called this place, as we enjoyed the table by the corner overlooking the ocean not 20 feet away. It really only takes half a day to get here from Tucson. We left at 530 am and were in paradise by noon. Plenty of time to have...