Robin

Robin Surrounding myself with beauty, cushions me from some of life’s rougher moments.  When I was younger, I memorized poetry–a nickle a line (thank you, Mom).  Now, the words slip out of my mind like pearls from a box–rich and glowing–when life seems lifeless. One of my favorites is Emily Dickinson’s piece below the fold.  The poem doesn’t explicitly name

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Inconsistancy

Sunshine on Sugar When the federal government overrides California’s marijuana laws, many of us rightly see it as interfering.  The whole marijuana culture celebrated when Obama said his administration would respect local laws. However, many marijuana activists are trying to get California to override county government laws on marijuana.  Does the inconsistency bother anyone else?

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Toking Tourists and a Marijuana Museum Here in Humboldt

Bud with Grape Leaf Frequent Photo “You can hang a grow light in a SoCali basement as easily as in a Humboldt grow house, but you can’t replicate a redwood forest terroir in a concrete jungle.” HighlikeMe The excerpt above comes from an excellent post by the new Humboldt blogger Highlikeme.  In it s/he makes the argument that if Humboldt

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After the Storm

After the Storm Frequent Photo In the wake of  the storms that have poured much needed water over the North Coast, sunshine is a simple pleasure that I’m reveling in.  In the wake of the Haitian earthquake, one writer/photographer is reveling in a long list of simple pleasures.  AND she’s willing to pay for reading my list. (h/t Daily Vignette.)

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Missing Person

Jerry George Missing Person Report from the Sheriff’s Office The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a McKinleyville man who was reported missing late last week.  Last Friday a woman reported her boyfriend failed to return home.   The man, Jerry George, 29, had gone out to friends’ house the night before but never made it home.  Friends indicated he

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Welcome, Stranger: Is Humboldt Hospitable?

When the Back to the Landers showed up in Southern Humboldt thirty years ago, they were met with suspicion and hostility.  Today they are pillars of the community–starting health clinics (Redwoods Rural), gathering places (Mateel Community Center), and businesses (Garden of Beadin).  But some of us the old timers while married to them or good friends with them– deep down, 

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