Monthly Archives: February 2010

Facebook’s New Senator Angers Citizens

Facebook, USA —The state of Facebook reacted angrily this week when its newly elected senator GOP Senator Scott Brown voted against party lines and supported a Dem-sponsored tiny little jobs bill.  Facebook’s other senator, a pickle that has more fans … Continue reading

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A Child’s Garden of Mystery

The Sweetness in the Bottom of the Pie  Alan Bradley Bantam Books, 2009 (Warning: Spoilers)   “It was as black in the closet as old blood. They had shoved me in and locked the door. . . Luckily for me, … Continue reading

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Margaret, Can You Hear Me?

During Nanowrimo I connected with a Forestville-based writer named Margaret. She was writing an interesting mystery/dark comedy (or a darkly comic mystery) set in the Russian River area. We had exchanged a couple of chapters of each other’s novels and I … Continue reading

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The Second Chocolate Post of 2010

On Valentine’s Day I stopped at the Mendocino Chocolate Company shop in the village of Mendocino to pick up a truffle for the Sig-O.  We don’t actually observe Valentine’s Day, but I said I’d blog more about chocolate, and here … Continue reading

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A Different Tack–the Saddle Tree Exhibit

The first thing I noticed when I walked into the side exhibit room at the Gualala Art Center was Saddle Ceratops; a triceratops head with a saddle tree used as the base.  Every piece in the show, “Wine Country Saddle … Continue reading

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Open Comments

Well, I’m sooo-oo-ooo glad that I made changes to my blog so that comments are easier for everyone now! I’m being sarcastic. Can you tell? Since I made that change I have been pelted with comments and pingbacks. A whole … Continue reading

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Good Books, Bad TV

 I checked into the Breakers Inn on Friday, then I walked up to The Four-Eyed Frog and bought two novels, The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie, and The Godfather of Kathmandu. After wandering around Gualala photographing the awesome waves, … Continue reading

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Positively Gleaming

I have two managers who report to me.  I’ll call them Joy and Declan.  Those aren’t their names. The other day in a staff meeting we were talking about some upcoming vacancies and possible promotions, discussing the people we have, … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Sonoma 2-1-1!

Sonoma County’s 2-1-1 system, information and referral with a phone call, is one year old today!  Happy birthday! 2-1-1- is also available online, but from within Sonoma County all you have to do is dial/punch those three numbers to reach … Continue reading

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Shout-Outs and Thanks

I recently suffered a digital disaster.  In January, my PC stopped booting up.  I thought I had a virus or a corrupted file.  I had something worse.   The diligent help of some technical folks and friends helped me survive this … Continue reading

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