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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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Rethinking the words we use when it comes to gender

Rethinking the words we use when it comes to gender

Words matter. Innocuous as some may be, they can come with baggage not always obvious. It may simply be because we grew up saying certain words and accepted them or we could be oblivious or something else might be going on. Words like fireman, policeman, serviceman,...

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Finding evidence of fire throughout Northern California

Finding evidence of fire throughout Northern California

Today it seems impossible to hike in California without seeing scars from wildfires. I don’t remember that always being true. Maybe I’m more aware now. Maybe there are simply that many more burn areas. Likely, it’s both. On a recent hike in Lassen National Forest I...

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