On the Royal Highway

Never change shoes, that is the lesson of the moment. And it is a frightening moment...unless I get a grip, not just on the steering wheel, but on this frisson of anxiety. Never quite sure why they call it El Camino Real, for it is extremely unroyal, this six-lane commercial strip that runs through our suburbs. Nice to have Jane actively concurring in this belief, posting several comments on my latest column for the Menlo Park Almanac...and encouraging me to not be so timid about stirring up controversy. Read more [...]