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Cannabis Cultivating Re-Visited

Cannabis Cultivating Re-Visited

  Sonoma County, California Readers of this reporter’s August local and national articles on unpermitted cannabis growing expressed both appreciations and appropriate criticisms. Their feedback has made me aware of how complicated this issue is. I am a patient at Peace in Medicine, a dispensary here in Sebastopol, California, and appreciate its CBD cannabis. It […]

By September 25, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Blessings for Peace: Arthurian Magic and Hawaiian Mysticisms

Blessings for Peace: Arthurian Magic and Hawaiian Mysticisms

Today I’m joined by British author and shaman Gary Plunkett. In his own words, he not only writes about ancient wizards, some even say he is one. Look out for his forthcoming inspiring first novel of a trilogy, set in a picturesque British village pub: The Wizard Who Bought a Round, coming soon on Amazon in […]

Why Be a Food Farmer?

Why Be a Food Farmer?

 (Sonoma County, Northern California) Many good reasons exist, other than merely earning money, to be a food farmer, though getting paid is an important benefit. Working outside in nature is good for the body and soul. Nature is a helpful, abundant teacher that can aid humans to develop humility and understand our appropriate roles on […]

By November 23, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Bitter Rain Cold

Bitter Rain Cold

  At 2 AM we heard rain, Fiercely rapping on the roof, Of our teardrop trailer, camped, Just south of Stillwater Cove. I wrapped my arms around you, As you slowly moved in close. Our bodies swathed each other, Like children in a blanket. “This is the good life”, I held. Something warm I’ve been […]

By November 8, 2015 1 Comments Read More →
CONDITIONED by CHRISTOPH FISCHER

CONDITIONED by CHRISTOPH FISCHER

Conditioned (Conditions Series 2)  CONDITIONED dives back into the world of gardener Charles, his friends and the state of his mental health – one year on. We meet loner Simon and his battle with the outside world, co-dependent Martha and her abusive husband Clive, neurotic poet Catherine on the verge of getting married, Tony, who finds […]

Boys and Girls Keep Swinging (Revisited)

Boys and Girls Keep Swinging (Revisited)

Recently, various whispers have emerged in a few historical fiction groups. What about sexual orientation in the past? How should sexuality be portrayed in fiction? It’s a hot new topic and one which is deserving of our time, since October is LGBT History Month. I am especially interested in this discussion as the next installment of […]

Environmental/Ethical/Spiritual Costs of Northern California’s Wine Industry

Environmental/Ethical/Spiritual Costs of Northern California’s Wine Industry

  I have been contemplating why the growing struggle by rural residents against the expanding, industrial wine industry in Sonoma and Napa counties, Northern California, has touched my heart and soul so deeply.  An email from Sister Julie DeRossi of the Starcross Monastic Community to the Board of Supervisors, which follows at the end of […]

By September 5, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Wine and Water Watch Challenges Nor. California’s Invasive Wine Empire

Wine and Water Watch Challenges Nor. California’s Invasive Wine Empire

Activists objecting to the over-growth of the wine/hospitality industry in rural areas of four Northern California counties have met monthly for half a year. At their August 15 meeting in Healdsburg, Sonoma County, one of the wine industry’s epicenters, they agreed to name themselves Wine and Water Watch (WWW). They ratified the following mission statement: […]

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