••• From the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History: “We’re holding a series of outdoor pop-up shops with favorite vendors from our beloved annual fundraiser Folks & Tribal Arts Marketplace. […] All pop-ups run Fri–Sun, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Check out sbnature.org/calendar for details on the full lineup of vendors and dates, which also includes Anomaly Imports, RoHo Goods, and La Calenda Santa Barbara. 25% of sales benefit Museum exhibits and programs. Shopping the pop-ups and store are free, no reservation is required, and Museum admission is not included.”
••• And the following Saturday, December 12, a Lady Made Holiday Art Market will be at the Dart Coffee Garden, across from Dart Coffee Co.
••• 749 San Ysidro Road, the 12.77-acre property that recently came on the market for $62 million, is simultaneously looking to subdivide into four three-acre parcels.
••• On Thanksgiving morning, I found myself—along with everyone else in line at Bree’osh—embroiled in conflict with a man I later called a “maskless asshole picking a fight about ‘freedom.'” Well, he emailed me about it over the weekend, and I wanted to share this part:
My wife subscribes to your social media, and I noticed a picture of a familiar pumpkin pie. I wanted to say how much I enjoyed your Thanksgiving post. It got me thinking…always a good thing. Yes. I am the asshole. […] May they forgive me. Like many people I have been angry and blaming certain groups of people for what I believe is a huge inconvenience to me. Like it or not. I think it’s all nonsense, the pandemic, the riots, the lack of leadership, the election, etc. That being said, I do want to apologize for my less than exemplary behavior. It was not my best moment, and I expect better from myself. Forgive me for contributing to a disturbance that marred the solitude of an otherwise beautiful morning. Whether we identify by nation, race, party, being a human, or otherwise, it is essential that we remain open hearted to others, and their unique way of seeing things. I hope this has me looking to others needs and not my own as first place. I hope this incident softens and opens my own heart to the most important facet of the season, preserving the sacred brotherhood and men and women.
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