Monthly Archives: February 2016

Mac Nut, The Factory Tour

The macadamia nut has a soft, velvety meat with a subtle, sweet taste. Its shell is the hardest of tree nuts, requiring 200 pounds per square inch of pressure to crack. The trick is to crack that shell without pulverizing … Continue reading

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Curate- Schmurate; an Update

A few weeks ago I posted some thoughts about the use of the word “curation.” I feel that it’s being over-used. A few people thought I was being too picky and old fashioned. I was willing to accept that judgment … Continue reading

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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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A New Routine?

I seem to have settled into a workable routine about 4 days out of the week. I get up, have coffee, read for half an hour, and then settle in at the computer. Usually, I get at least two productive … Continue reading

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LumaCon 2016; Artists and a Panel

In addition to the Cosplay contest and the dealers’ room, LumaCon offered three panels during the day. I attended one, “Comics as Literature.” I attended largely because the Eisner-award-winning author (and my friend) Brian Fies was on it, and also … Continue reading

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Jousting! Cosplay! Comics! LumaCon, 2016

Do you like comic books? Love live-action role play? Do you love cosplay? Jousting? Drawing? Then LumaCon, Petaluma’s own annual youth comic convention, is for you. LumaCon is held the fourth weekend in January, in Petaluma, and this year it … Continue reading

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