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To paraphrase Mrs. Clinton, Don’t roll in stupid shit is a pretty good organizing principle

for dogs. My sister and her family recently spent ten days in California and Oregon. I called them after they returned home, after our earthquake, after we had power, and I got my nephew. I asked how their new crazy … Continue reading

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Aftershocks and After Effects.

We suffered four noticeable aftershocks this morning– nothing that sent us running from the house but the earth definitely made herself felt. The 3.9 aftershock was a biggie. Nothing fell but Jake jumped on the bed again. We are lucky. … Continue reading

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#earthquakewinecountrycalifornia and the Great Bobblehead Massacre of 2014.

Apparently the Napa Valley is becoming Earthquake Central. This is the second major quake we’ve suffered in fourteen years – both along the same basic fault line which runs, oh, within a half mile of our house. We are so … Continue reading

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Busting Nutrition Information Redux- We Need Fat.

Why do our bodies need fat? Good question! Let’s start with the infant nervous system. From the Journal of Pediatrics: Fats are necessary for the development of your young child’s central nervous system, vision and intelligence. Fats surround the nerve … Continue reading

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I made it all by myself- with no ice cream maker!

It’s really good– Frozen Vanilla Custard! I had to use up some raw milk and raw cream and fresh eggs before we left town. I’d recently tasted frozen vanilla custard from a new place in Napa. I was determined to … Continue reading

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