Author Archives: janishaag

About janishaag

Writer, writing teacher, editor

Split pea

For many years in my family the standard for good split pea soup was set by the folks down in Santa Nella in California’s great central valley at Pea Soup Andersen’s. That restaurant on Interstate 5 is not far from … Continue reading

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Bonus time

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Pesketti

“Clang clang clang went the trolley…” 🚃 Dick’s not quite old enough to remember riding the trolleys in Sacramento when they used to run all over Sacramento (they were in use from 1895–1947, according to William Burg’s good book, “Sacramento Streetcars”). But … Continue reading

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Walk a mile in his shoes… or two

Every day since returning from our recent Hawaiian adventure, Dick and I set out on foot across Woodside, the former walnut orchard-turned-condo-complex where he has lived since the 1970s. Long ago he developed a roughly two-mile walking path through his … Continue reading

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Walkin’ man

Dick is home and spent the holiday weekend taking walks in between naps and eating a bit more, including Hilary Abramson’s chicken noodle soup (i.e., Jewish penicillin!). We are big fans of homemade soup! He’s spending more time up reading … Continue reading

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Cora and Connie

There cannot be enough mahalo in the world to properly thank these two women for caring for Dick for 16 days, bringing their warmth, good care and good food in a chilly house in the clouds in Pearl City, Hawaii. … Continue reading

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He’s baaaack!

He’s home, AND he’s a media star on TV and in the Honolulu newspaper he worked for in the ’70s, now called the Star-Advertiser. We are so grateful to Pamela Foster and the AED Institute for organizing the Celebration of … Continue reading

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Love, ascending

for Jenna Tanigawa At 9,375 feet, winging away from Hawaii, I opened the little plastic bag, its green closure yielding easily, and, glancing at the traveler next to me in 14B absorbed in a movie on his phone, I took … Continue reading

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Hauoli la hanau

I have to share this today, on his 76th birthday, though he asked me not to out him on his day… because so many friends and loved ones have been following his journey, and he’s overwhelmed by all the love. … Continue reading

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All systems are go

Almost three weeks after his triple bypass, Dick returned to Moanalua hospital in Honolulu today for a follow-up appointment with cardiac physician’s assistant Tim Berkley, one of the incredible team of caretakers who repaired Dick’s heart. I got the full … Continue reading

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