Linda Medrano

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Linda Medrano

I love music, art, travel, gorgeous shoes, dogs, cats, critters, my family, my friends, romance, perfume, candles, and good wines, (and not necessarily in that order).&nbsp; <br /> <br /> I hate intolerance, religious, racial, or cultural.&nbsp; <br /> <br /> You can also follow me on my blogs at <a rel="nofollow" href="http://lindamedrano.blogspot.com" target="_blank">lindamedrano.blogspot.com</a> and at <a rel="nofollow" href="http://thegoodthebadtheworse.blogspot.com" target="_blank">thegoodthebadtheworse.blogspot.com</a><br /> <br /> <br />

Stories by Linda Medrano

In the early to mid-1960s in San Francisco, there was a hair salon called “The Witches Hut.” Its claim to fame was that it was located in...
Since we are are feeling some of the ramifications of this blasted economy, I thought it might be a good time to suggest some holiday ideas that are...
I’ve been hearing buzz from friends about what is being called “Uptown Oakland” for a couple of years now. I nod as if I understand...
We timed our trip to Arizona so that we could see my Aunt Berta and Uncle Charles who would be in Scottsdale at the same time we would be in Phoenix...
I live in a small town, but my small town is ten minutes away from two major cities, Oakland and San Francisco. I love San Francisco for its charm...
Okay, getting older is not for sissies; we all know that. Still, I have gotten comments from some very bright women indicating they are afraid of the...
It was February and freezing in London. This was the end of our three-week European vacation. I was hunched over, sweating and sick, parked in a...
Respect is a funny word. What does it really mean? Webster’s defines it as “to hold in esteem.” Okay, I get that. What I don’...
By the time I was a freshman in high school in the early 1960’s, I had heard rumors of certain girls who were known as the high school “...
When I was about fourteen, my mother told me that smoking would make me look cheap! Well, hello! Bring it on! Boys will think you are “easy,...
We lose so many things over the years. Family, friends, lovers, pets, religious and moral certainty, and a wide assortment of “things.” I...
It started so innocently. My husband, Alex, and I took my daughter-in-law Kate and her friend Gretchen to Union Square in San Francisco to pick...
As I’ve mentioned a number of times, my husband Alex and I have two dogs. They both came from the Oakland, California shelter. Honey was called...
For many of us, a trip to the beauty shop is an enjoyable experience. Being pampered, catered to, and made to look good is a fun experience, right?...
There are things that I really don’t understand about how folks do things. When I go to a restaurant, and the waiter or waitress walks up to us...

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