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Exploring Lake County Back Roads

As we enjoy driving deserted roads in the middle of no place my husband and I have a list. We call it the “One of…

Puget Soundings

Bainbridge Island is in the Puget Sound a 30-minute ferry ride from Seattle. These ferries are not quaint little crafts, but monster vessels that can…

Bill Holcomb’s Valley Life

For this episode of Bill Holcomb’s life, I visited him at his and Eva’s home, a lovely owner-designed indoor/outdoor dwelling, part domicile, part workshop, part…

Improving Ukiah, If It’s Not Too Late

There are many ways to improve Ukiah, and here are a few: 1) No parking in front yards. No more cars, trucks, boats, broken motorcycles,…

The Cult Leaders’ Nemesis

You can probably name at least a half dozen cult leaders and famous gurus, but how many of the investigators who defrocked them ever get…

More Ham In Your Cheerios, Dear?

Bought me some ham a couple weeks back. Purchasing a ham would not ordinarily warrant an ordinary column but it was no ordinary ham. It…

From Joy To Pain And Back Again

Life and death on Oct. 26: How one day turned great joy into great pain, then great pain into great joy. Carolyn In 1965, 20-year-old…

Victims

I'm trying to figure out why my neighbors are still driving fast on the little country road just outside my house despite my signs, and…

Autumn in New York: On the Finger Lakes Trail

Ithaca, New York — After spending three weeks in Seattle, smoke-choked from the Bolt Creek Fire burning north of the city, I returned to Upstate…

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