Community, Travel

Get SMART & park the car

Can you believe it's been a year-and-a-half since SMART made its maiden voyage in the summer of 2017, July 4th weekend when the train offered free rides to a swath of enthusiastic passengers? Many folks have ventured out to take the train as commuters or easily jaunt down to Petaluma. Recently, I met a couple… Continue reading Get SMART & park the car

Tea & Trumpets carry a beautiful bouquet of assorted teas. Photo by Courtney Paige
Community, Food & Wine, Health, Home & Garden

Farmer in the dell

For European countries like France, Italy, England, and Germany, farmers markets aren’t a novelty, they're an essential element of daily life. Europeans don’t stockpile their groceries in huge refrigerators or store massive amounts of toilet paper from Costco. The primary reason is that Europeans don’t have ample storage space for bulk shopping. Your first reaction… Continue reading Farmer in the dell

Community, Home & Garden

Whittling water worries

In 2015, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation on more than $1 billion in spending for water projects. Hundreds of millions of those dollars are allocated for long-term projects associated with flood control, desalination, water recycling, and conservation. Gov. Brown’s water fund measure is one piece of a much larger effort to help those most… Continue reading Whittling water worries

Be the change you want to see in the world ~ ~ Gandhi Photo by Courtney Paige
Community

Human Nature ~ from the ground up

  “No boy dreams of growing up without a dad, dropping out of school, doing drugs or going to prison, yet millions do,” Boys to Men USA. The number of US urban fatherless children is astounding - 43%. And, a mere 1% of the 43%  have a relationship with their father. According to Journey Men -… Continue reading Human Nature ~ from the ground up