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Gypsy, arthritis and acupuncture

Gypsy barely got up. I helped him to the stairs. Before reaching the first step down to the living room, he collapsed, jammed in the stairway. We got him down the stairs. He was in pain and I immediately checked his mouth to see if his gum was pale or that when I pushed against…

Blogs

I haven’t posted consistently but I doubt that anyone reads this. Writing for myself in a public forum is silly. There are a variety of topics besides our smooth collie mix’s experience with cancer that I believed were worth exploring from “mindfulness” that I believe underlies eco-tourism to specific commentary regarding such events as Halloween’s…

Gypsy

Last Sunday, Gypsy could not get up without help. We had no idea what had happened. An hour before he was prancing in the lobby following Joe on a trip outside. I have to tell you that we were frightened – thinking that something horrible was happening – that the cancer was back. We have…

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A Question of Sustainability

An association to which we belong, Johansens, wrote to ask if we qualified for being considered “green.” The writer knew we did, however was following protocol. She provided a list of eight activities/policies. Any three of the activities/policies would assure that we are green. We are doing all eight, plus substantially more. The inn and…

Mendocino Center #1

It is a month since I last wrote – a long, eventful month. We have been busy with a variety projects. One of the newest is the creation of the Mendocino Center. Here’s an introduction: – Mendocino is a natural center for healing. For generations, people have come to Mendocino for its breathtaking natural beauty,…

Carbon Neutral? You gotta be kidding.

A “carbon neutral” restaurant opened recently in Berlin. It is slick with a diverse menu consisting primarily of animal products, meat, eggs, and dairy. The owners pay $3,000 a year for “carbon certificates” for a wind park in India. I have no definitive information regarding how Foodorama is carbon neutral. It makes no sense that…

From Forest to Table – Mushroom Seminar

Ryane Snow will be presenting his From Forest to Table Seminar for the second time this season due to overwhelming demand. A Winter Mushroom and Gastronomical Experience will be held on Saturday, January 17th, 2009 from Noon until 5:00 PM and includes a two hour foraging adventure, a tutorial on mushroom identification and their place…

The Holidays!

Wow! Thanksgiving and now Christmas have passed. The New Year is less than a week away. Yes, we have been busy. Immediately following the Day of the Dead celebration, we decorated for the holidays. Even as early as Thanksgiving, guests enjoy the greenery and color. Also, the Candlelight Inn tour follows Thanksgiving and we have…

Dia de los Muertes – Our Co-Workers Celebrate!

Halloween is followed by All Saints’ Day on November 1st . November 2nd is Dia de los Muertos, Day of the Dead or All Souls’ Day. Ofrenda at the Stanford Inn We decided to participate in Mendocino County’s second annual Dia de los Muertos celebration. Usually such a decision would be made on a pragmatic…

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