An Indulgent Nostalgic Journey

An Indulgent Nostalgic Journey

  [Click on BLUE links for sources and more information]   Nostalgia, to me, is not the emotion that follows a longing for something you lost, or for something you never had to begin with, or that never really existed at all. It’s not even, not really,...
Eating the Seed Corn

Eating the Seed Corn

  [Click on BLUE links for sources and more information]   Wise old farmers have long had a saying: Don’t eat your seed corn. In simple terms, it means that every seed that comes through your hands has the potential to either be eaten or planted for...
Smoking

Smoking

  [Click on BLUE links for sources and information]   My mother and grandmother smoked their cigarettes in a little room off the kitchen we called the back porch.  In the company of a washing machine, a dryer, a chest freezer, and a broom closet they sat at...
Water

Water

  [Click on BLUE links for sources and information]   It seems odd that you can live on a peninsula surrounded by water yet run out of the stuff every year just at the busiest tourist time. But, it happened every year in Mendocino when I was running the Sea...
A Modest Proposal For Today

A Modest Proposal For Today

  [Click on BLUE links for sources and information]   Based on:  A Modest Proposal For Preventing the Children of Poor People in Ireland, from Being a Burden on Their Parents or Country, and for Making Them Beneficial to the Publick by Jonathan Swift  ...