Monthly Archives: October 2011

Nosh II: When Zombies Attack

I don’t think every town hosts a Zombie Shamble around Halloween, but two towns where I live do; Petaluma and Sebastopol. Both shambles (because if you’re a zombie, after all, you shouldn’t just walk,) are hosted by Copperfield’s Books. The … Continue reading

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The Sebastopol Farmers’ Market ; Halloween Eve

Halloween Eve (All Hallows Eve Eve?) The Sebastopol market goes year-round  this year. The long-range plan is for the market to be part of the development plan called The Barlow, which is an abandoned cannery that’s been sitting vacant since … Continue reading

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97,000 Potholes

That’s how many potholes the county Public works department filled last fiscal year. That’s a lot of potholes. It costs the county $17 to fill a pothole, which seemed like a reasonable price, but 97,000 times $17 is about $1.6 … Continue reading

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Dead Famous

Saturday I stopped at Copperfield’s Used Books in Sebastopol on my way home from running errands. I was searching for a specific mystery to give a friend for All Hallows’ Read. I didn’t find that book, but stumbled across hidden … Continue reading

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Ringer

I’ll admit it; I’ve been watching Ringer on the CW. I know, I know, there’s no real excuse. It’s on the CW! I am not their target demographic. In fact, I could be the grandmother of their target demographic. They … Continue reading

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All Hallows’ Read

Neil Gaiman recommends that we offer trick-or-treaters books as well as candy this year. He also recommends we use Halloween as an opportunity to offer people books. (Well, to be specific, he recommends scary books. I have broadened that to … Continue reading

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Around the World in 80 Days

My comments on this Jules Verne classic are posted at fanlit.

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The Sunday Market

  Diego plays guitar and sings in a strong, smooth baritone voice. He sings salsa tunes, Latin standards and original songs. As well as singing and playing an instrument, Diego is a virtuoso whistler. This market is going year-round this … Continue reading

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Hotel la Rose

When I was growing up in this county, Hotel la Rose did not enjoy a good reputation. The hotel was derelict and a home to derelicts, and Railroad Square—I don’t think it had that name when I was a teenager—was … Continue reading

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The Healdsburg Farmers’ Market

  This Saturday was a bright blue-and-gold autumn morning, the kind of fall day that reminds me why I love to live here. I got to the Healdsburg Farmers’ Market late because the cyclists were out in force on the narrow … Continue reading

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