Nature’s Cadence

Nature’s Cadence

Monterey, California   The garden truck pulled up at 8 a.m. sharp. The first sounds to reach my ears were the lilting syllables of Spanish and the easy rhythms of modern Ranchera folk music. Soon, the clipping of sheers and the purr of an electric leaf blower...
Sourdough Toast

Sourdough Toast

Monterey Cafe, Monterey, California   A big red neon sign glowing “Put Breakfast First” adorns the kitchen wall. “Take any table you want,” the busboy says. The smell of hot oil, potatoes, and coffee drifts in from the kitchen. “No, I don’t need a menu.” The room...