Monthly Archives: June 2014

Stuffed Summer Squash

Squash is one of the healthiest vegetables you can eat. It is rich in minerals and vitamins, and low in fat. In summer, it is, to put it mildly, plentiful. It can taste bland sometimes, though, and boring. Here’s a … Continue reading

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The Wednesday Market

The Santa Rosa Original Certified Farmers’ Market takes place twice during the week; Saturday mornings and Wednesday mornings. The mid-week market is a perfect opportunity for Santa Rosans to replenish salad greens and fruit. Since I did a poor job … Continue reading

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Spring Lake Park

Not much new and exciting to write about, so I thought I’d share some pictures. Spring Lake Park is in eastern Santa Rosa, (between SR and Kenwood). It backs up onto a state park called Annadel that I need to … Continue reading

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Dominion on Syfy –Update

Dominion, Syfy’s new the-angels-hate-us-and-want-to-kill-us-all series, premiered on June 19. I only watched about half an hour of it. Let me put that another way; I managed to watch about half an hour of it before I couldn’t take any more. … 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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The Benicia Crew

I think I’ve written about us before. The four of us met at the Mendocino Coast Writers Conference and have maintained a connection that is fed largely by writing and also by, well, food. Two of us live south of … Continue reading

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3 Capsule Reviews

A few capsule reviews of works I’ve read recently. Annihilation by Jeff Vendermeer: The master of mycology, the aficionado of fungus, the wallah of weird is back with Part One of his new trilogy. Vandermeer is not the King of … Continue reading

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The Things I’ve Liked

It looks like I’ve published 3 posts in a row about things that disappointed me, raising the inevitable question:  “Well, is there anything you’ve read lately that you have liked?” Well, yes. I’ve actually read more books I’ve liked than … Continue reading

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Fantasy and Science Fiction Magazine

Lately, I’ve been wondering about Fantasy and Science Fiction Magazine. When I was a teenager, this was my favorite SF magazine and I read it regularly. I couldn’t help but notice that in this year’s Hugo and Nebula slates, F&SF … Continue reading

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The Sunless Sea by Anne Perry

A few weeks ago I posted a review of a John Connolly book I said disappointed me. Now I’m following that with a review of an Anne Perry book that disappointed me. Maybe I’m the problem. Anne Perry has several … Continue reading

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