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Dear Bernie Supporters…

I’ve been around the political block many times. I’ve had...

Why I’m Not Feeling the Bern

I’ll admit I’ve had a hard time warming up to Bernie. Maybe...

Late to the Resolution

As I do around December 31st, I had all my resolutions lined up. There were...

The Proustian Force is With Me

As near as I can tell, I am the only person in the United States —...

Harvesting Rain

As the rain has fallen with increasing frequency through late November and...

Adding Flesh to the Bones

After weeks of laying down the bones of our landscaping project, with time...

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Thanksgiving Stuffing Guide

No, not that kind of stuffing! While the rest of you are gorging on turkey...

And How Did You Get Here?

This blog is not much more than an outlet for my writing. Along the way, I...

The Other Royal Wedding

One things the British do better than anyone is weddings. That is if you...

Oh Greatest of Dachshunds

If you’ve spent any time here at Left Coast Cowboys, you know that...

Terrier Felicitations

Yesterday the news broke that fashion designer, Tom Ford, and his longtime...

Hi Ho Prius and Away

Is it strange that I tend to define the last ten or so years of my life by...

Adding Flesh to the Bones

After weeks of laying down the bones of our landscaping project, with time...

Building a Landscape Backbone

There’s a lot more going on at the Sonoma rancho than our recent...

Rock Stars

It’s that time again, the cusp of what we hope will be our rainy...

The Proustian Force is With Me

As near as I can tell, I am the only person in the United States —...

Another Post About Proust

If you are wondering why there is a sudden barrage of posts from me, and you...

A Post About Proust

I’ve spent most of my adult life avoiding Proust. As a Literature...

Roadtrip Wrap-Up

Now that I’ve finished my East to The West Roadtrip, my most ambitious...

Nevada Daydreamin’

Today was a long day mostly in Nevada. Wait! The last you heard, I was up in...

Natural Beauty on the Hoof and Elsewhere

When I mentioned that the Lamar Valley is sometimes called The Little...

Wine Camp: New Rules

Anyone who is on my Facebook feed knows by now that the latest iteration of...

Happy Campers?

I mentioned earlier that I’m reviving Wine Camp at the request of an...

Wine Camp Redux

Long-time readers of this blog may remember when I introduced my innovative...