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Mendo county mom with some stories and musings. Native to the area since 1984.

Day of the Dead Countdown

Day of the Dead Countdown

It was his Auntie's idea. She was like, "Ok, your little man wants Halloween decorations? Let's go to the cemetery and do gravestone rubbings." So we bought some large newsprint…

What The Tooth Fairy Can And Cannot Do

What The Tooth Fairy Can And Cannot Do

It's funny because a week ago he told me his tooth was loose. I tried to wiggle it and shrugged since I did not find it offering any give whatsoever.…

Cornel West & Cigarettes

Cornel West & Cigarettes

#1. Watch this and share it with all your friends. It really is Cornel West speaking about the 40th Anniversary of the Attica uprising and the political situation at present.…

2011 Paul Bunyan Parade Highlights

2011 Paul Bunyan Parade Highlights

It was a good show this year, albeit excessively slow. The day was banked in with fog which made for nice photos but it was chilly! The sun did finally…

Anarchist Chess

Anarchist Chess

It's Paul Bunyan Days here in Fort Bragg. After a little grocery shopping for tomorrow's family brunch, we walked down town. The Classic Car Show was small but the little…

Random Bits & the First Day of School

Random Bits & the First Day of School

I know, I know. I am not the only mother to ever send her kid to school. But it's my first time sending mine to Kindergarten tomorrow so for me,…

Achilles Heel

Achilles Heel

Sometimes I get the feeling I say all the same things in these blog posts.  Other times, I go back and read them and realize, yes I am repeating myself.…

I Saw Timmy Pitch

I Saw Timmy Pitch

I am nearly 32 and though I was raised by a die-hard Giants fan, but my affinity for them is recent.  I am one of those terribly uncool folks who…

Highlights from Mendo’s 4th of July Parade

Highlights from Mendo’s 4th of July Parade

We got there early.  Set up camp in the back of a friend's pick-up and awaited the show.   Our buddy the Fire Chief and his family. My 7th grade…

Summertime. And The Livin’s Easy.

Summertime.  And The Livin’s Easy.

This morning, his dad brought him over at 10am.  We chilled for a minute.  Getting our cuddles in.  Then, we were off.  I had heard about a Book Sale at…

On This, Your 5th Birthday

 Happy birthday, little man.  It blows my mind to think that 5 years ago you were in my belly, bouncing on my bladder and pushing on my ribs.  The…