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Hilo Town

Hilo’s 1930s vintage bayfront is a delicious snare for tourists like me, with candy stores, T-shirt places, art galleries, quality restaurants ranging from high-end to tasty inexpensive cafes. One gallery is a cooperative of island artists. The downtown strip is … Continue reading

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The Scarecrow Parade

Once again, Main Street Benicia is hosting its Halloween scarecrow contest! There are many to choose from. The figures break down into some natural categories: Classic: Two actual scarecrows and a skeleton display represent the best of the “classic” theme. … Continue reading

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The Hugos, Chapter 8: Well, Someone Learned a Lesson, and I Hope It’s Us

The Hugo awards were presented Saturday, August 22, in Spokane, Washington. After four months of hyperbole and uproar the splinter groups achieved very little. They did not take a single award for original work. One thing they nominated, the film … Continue reading

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I’ve been having some problems with the blog. just helped me out, but part of it involved deleting some people who had registered to post comments. Some of them may have been you. If so, I am sorry for … Continue reading

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Update: Station Eleven

It’s nominated for the National Book Award, along with Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? by Roz Chast. Here is another great example of how the graphic technique can be used to tell any kind of story. Anyway, Station … Continue reading

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Calabash 2014

Calabash is one of the most unusual, and most fun, fund-raising events in the county. Not only is there great wine and yummy food, music and a tranquil setting, the event features gourd art that is auctioned off. I didn’t … Continue reading

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Wonders of the North County: Part One, Highway Sculpture

Monday — it’s photo jaunt day! Where? I didn’t know, but seemed like north was a good idea. I had a slight delay on Eastwide Road, but soon I was on my way to Healdsburg. Vineyard photos seemed the order … Continue reading

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A Tour of the SyFy Movie Catalogue

Trigger Warning: Out of respect for anyone reading this who might be struggling with trauma or post-traumatic stress, this posting deals with child sexual abuse, torture and rape in the paragraphs that begin under the heading “Other Movies.” The SyFy … Continue reading

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How Low I’ve Sunk

I’ve missed my Friday deadline, and I can’t think of anything to write… so here’s a kitty.  

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Grape Harvest


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