The grape harvest is underway in Sonoma and Napa valleys. Huh? Where? Why is there nobody in the vineyards? Fact is, you missed them. The pickers and machine operators have already gone home, showered and had a platter of Sonoma eggs. (Eggs are an alternative currency here, like bitcoin from chickens). This is not like […]
Joseph Sutter, rest in peace. The engineer who was regarded as the”Father of the 747″ was 95. Airlines come and go, but one airplane, put in service in 1970 by Pan Am and designed and built by Boeing, is still flying, still being manufactured and, like Swiss Cheese or a Brooks Brothers suit, still looks […]
A short video to music of the majestic Redwoods of California’s northern coast, some of the tallest trees and lushest forests on earth. Also, check out our story: Looking for the World’s Tallest Tree: Humboldt County, California Paul Bunyan has an axe to grind. He and his ilk don’t rule the far north of California […]
Paul Bunyan has an axe to grind. He and his ilk don’t rule the far north of California anymore. Like comedian Rodney Dangerfield, this American folk hero “don’t get no respect.” Tearing down a swath of timber in a mighty swing is ecologically unsound and politically incorrect. A giant blue ox ploughing through the wilderness […]
Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the US National Park Service, here is slide show of scenes from a drive from Las Vegas to Palm Springs, passing through the Mojave National Preserve and Joshua Tree National Park. While the desert is gorgeous in color, I see more in the tones of black and white.