Tag Archives: Gualala

Strange Beds

I spend Tuesday night at the Sea Cliff Motel in Gualala. From the balcony of our second-story room, Spouse and I watch a river otter swim the brackish water of the Gualala River, up close to its closed, sand-barred mouth. … Continue reading

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Chaos Farm

For years philosophers, political opportunists, mathematicians and scientists have wondered what we would reap from chaos.  Based on the photograph, the answer is definitive; tomatoes, artichokes and flowers. The Gualala farmers’ market is a tiny little market, but Gualala is … Continue reading

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Bones is Back, Baby!

Bones is back!  In the space that the Meza Grill had, it fills Main Street with the rich aroma of barbecue.  At noon on Friday its parking lot was packed.  Yeah, baby!  I’m not a barbecue expert.  I don’t even … 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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World of Tomorrow

The coolest thing about Brian Fies’s book-signing at the Four Eyed Frog was when Joel Crockett introduced him to Nick. Nick is a high school senior. He and his mom are Gualala locals. The Sig-O knows her. Like most locals, … Continue reading

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Spoiling the Surprise

So, on Saturday the Sig-O and I are going to Gualala for Brian Fies’s book-signing at the Four-Eyed Frog. And tonight, the Sig-O says, “Do you have a copy of Brian’s book?” And I’m all, “Um, yeah,” because I have … Continue reading

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Live and In Person, Brian Fies

A reminder that the Four-eyed Frog in Gualala will be hosting Brian Fies signing his wonderful graphic novel Whatever Happened to the World of Tomorrow? on Saturday, October 24, at 4:00 pm. Don’t take my word that the book is … Continue reading

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After Christmas, 2008

            When I packed to go to St Orres, an inn in Gualala, after Christmas, I took three of my Christmas books—Divisadero, which I started Christmas day, Bone by Bone, and Bill Bryson’s Shakespeare; the World as Stage.  I thought … Continue reading

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