Of Lilacs and Lambs

On an ordinary day of shopping for life’s boring necessities in Ukiah, even when punctuated by more enlivened pursuits, not a whole lot happens that could be called excitement or drama. So I immediately noticed the ebullient, thirty-something woman walking at a fast clip through Long’s with the bear-like sheriff, their heads turning in tandem […]

Just a Guy Named Joe

Highway 128 is a favorite drive of mine, winding through the Alexander Valley from Napa County (though the prerequisite here is that you must like the looks of vineyards), then on from Cloverdale to the Mendocino Coast. Nature so lyrically lovely, particularly during the spring and fall, it could be called artful. Another sort of […]