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Book Review: Biography about Sarah Winnemucca

Book Review: Biography about Sarah Winnemucca

The more I read, the more I realize I know so little about American Indian history. Their history is all of our history. That’s why it matters. The problem is history has not been written from an objective point of view, let alone all points of view. I probably would...

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Stunning scenery unfolds on mountain bike rides in Utah

Stunning scenery unfolds on mountain bike rides in Utah

  I almost didn’t go. What a mistake that would have been. Being nervous was understandable. I had never ridden an ebike before. I was going with people who are much more into cycling than I am. I would be in unfamiliar terrain. (As were they part of the time.) I...

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Refusing to consume wild mushrooms growing out back

Refusing to consume wild mushrooms growing out back

You know it’s not a keeper when the nickname is vomiter. I love mushrooms, but these ones ended up in the green waste bin. The iSeek app says this about the larger cluster of fungi that was out back: “Chlorophyllum molybdites, which has the common names of false...

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A Wonderland of musical theater

A Wonderland of musical theater

  Usually my mantra is the book is always better. The movie, the television show, the play—none of them will do the printed version justice. Boy, was I ever wrong with Wonderland. When I reviewed the book several years ago I wondered what all the hoopla was...

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B.R. Cohn Winery full of musical history

B.R. Cohn Winery full of musical history

  A large guitar outside of a winery is a good indications the roots to the place have something to do with music. B.R. Cohn Winery in Glen Ellen was founded by Bruce Cohn in 1984. Before he made a name for himself in the wine and olive oil industries, Cohn was a...

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Book Review: Riveting Hunter S. Thompson biography

Book Review: Riveting Hunter S. Thompson biography

Certain writers define their generation. Hunter S. Thompson was one of those people. While plenty of people have dismissed Thompson because of his well-documented drug use and penchant to mix opinion with fact, the truth is he was a dynamic writer who had an ability...

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