Pliny the Younger… and More

After twenty-plus years in northern California’s wine country, I recently returned to Oregon. I got out just in time. (In time for ice and snow in Portland.) Five years of drought has given way to rain, lots of rain, bringing landslides, flooding and washed-out roads. When I arrived in Sonoma County, its transformation from a […]

Christo & Jeanne-Claude and Artsy

About a year ago, we reported on The Floating Piers, Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s participatory installation in northern Italy. As with their other public projects, The Floating Piers was temporary, removed last July. If you want to keep up with the artists or purchase some of their work, check out 00

12 Things for a Better World

Plastic wrap in packaging that has an edge to tear off the needed amount in a straight edge – and really works – to put an end to struggling to rip off a piece and end up with a crumpled mess folded over on itself. A communications company – cellular phone, cable television – that […]

Public Service Announcement

Feeling secure because your new credit and debit cards have the state-of-the art chips? Well, don’t; the crooks are relentless and are working to steal that from you also. Here are two links that are helpful: How to spot a card skimmer Helpful advice to protect yourself from identity theft Question: When paying your restaurant […]

Because All Black People Know Each Other

It’s still Black History Month and our president is still honoring it. From yesterday’s press conference: “We’re going to do a lot of work on the inner cities. I have great people lined up to help with the inner cities.” “When you say the inner cities, are you going to include the CBC, Mr. President, […]