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Ethel M Chocolate Factory cactus garden

Sweet! 10 yummiest factory tours

I don’t know why people think that only kids will enjoy candy factories!  My most recent candy factory visit was to the Ethel M. chocolate factory last fall, near Las Vegas.  I was on a meandering bus trip with my daughter and the factory was one of the stops. We had started our day at […]

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Bruce and Teresa at Founder's Grove

Effort launched to save Willits old-growth redwoods

This article just came out in the Sonoma County Press Democrat.  Since my trip up the 101 with Bruce and Teresa a few months ago, I have had a heightened sensitivity to the old growth redwood forest issue.  Our road trip took us through the redwoods and one of our stops was at Founders Grove […]

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Why is Bad Photography So Good?

Bad vacation shots are validated!  Great article from The North Bay Bohemian. The summer of 2006, my last in high school, my mom gave me the task of filing all of our family photos. I spent those hot days in a cloud of dust, sifting through weathered shoeboxes full of photos of seemingly ancient events: […]

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Covelo: Boosters say change is afoot

Am currently working on a post about a recent camping trip to Covelo for the annual Blackberry Festival.  In spite of the scenic beauty, my travel companions and I noticed that Covelo and Round Valley had a very disturbing “energy”.  As I write, I am trying to figure out how to balance that observation with […]

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My First Published Travel Piece

My first travel piece has just been published – let this day stand in infamy!  I entered a Mendocino County writing contest on Trazzler. I didn’t win, but my piece on the City of 10,000 Buddhas was a semifinalist.  Due to the fact that it was also an editor’s choice, it is now permanently archived […]

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Stienstra: Now’s the time for elk watching

A great article by Tom Stienstra about elk watching in Northern California.  One of the places he mentions is Prairie Creek, where Bruce, Teresa and I were as part of our road trip to Oregon as per my post here. From our hiding place below a short levee at Grizzly Island Wildlife Area, we rose […]

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