I wanted a place to post occasional thoughts about Carpinteria, California, where I live. This blog is a place to do that. I call it “Carp Without Cars” because “Carp” is what locals call Carpinteria, and I’m writing about things that happen to me when I’m not engaged in my ridiculously long work commute.

For more about me, see John Callender’s home page.

The blog’s header graphic was designed by Matthew Hine, using a photograph of the Carpinteria State Beach taken by Hiroshi Mori.