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It’s a Matter of Opinion!

“It’s a matter of opinion!” “No it’s not opinion! It is a matter of life and death. Death is a fact: it’s real. Suffering’s real!” “Well, it’s a matter of opinion!” Three women were in the lobby, two of them proud of their work in sustainable water use. I said, “There’s no greater sustainable action…

Don’t Give-Up Your Land Line!

In 2005, Molly Wood, a senior editor at cnet.com, issued a column The cell phone industry: Big Tobacco 2.0?, in which she wondered if the popular and addictive cell phone is not unlike cigarettes. The cell industry then and now actively argues that scientific evidence does not demonstrate a relationship between cell phone use and…

Gypsy is fat!

A short update: Gypsy is gaining weight, too much weight. We have been feeding Gypsy his normal diet of kibble, PLUS 1- 2 rolls of nori (vegan sushi roll) – about 8 pieces per roll, PLUS the occasional sea palm strudel – about a ¼ serving. Gypsy seemed to be able to take this additional…

Peter Greenberg and Gypsy

Gypsy is doing great! Here he is with Today Show’s Travel Editor, Peter Greenberg. Peter came to Mendocino County to broadcast his weekly Worldwide Radio Show. Several years ago his producers asked us to send video tape of of guests with their dogs as well as a selection of our pet amenities for a segment…

Mushroom Season is Coming! – Mushroom Ecotouring

The first day of fall and we are looking forward to the coming change in seasons more than a month away – usually beginning at the end of October. Joan and I remember many Halloweens walking along Mendocino’s streets with our neighbors and then standing on the sidewalk as our kids trick or treated at…

Issues in healing

Gypsy is doing well. In fact he is doing great. He continues to recover his strength. He loves being at the Inn, greeting guests and their dogs, taking walks with Joe, head of our housekeeping department, hanging out with our staff when they are eating lunch. It is hard to get him to go home…

Dogs, weddings, and dinners

Gypsy – It has been almost two weeks since the last entry. To begin, Gypsy is doing very well. He runs and plays with guests’ dogs as well as Murphy. He shows no adverse signs in spite of his diagnosis. His hair is regrowing where he was shaved for intravenous support and for the many…

Easing In

We have been easing back into the stream of work – or at least Joan has. I have been spending my days and evenings at the Inn, which is on the same property. It is Saturday evening and Gypsy is resting on the floor facing the door. Kate and Joan have gone out and he…

We take a vacation

Joan left Mendocino to visit relatives in Winnipeg and Matlock, both in Manitoba. We have a cottage about 100 yards from Lake Winnipeg – a huge lake which drains to the north into Hudson ‘s Bay. I followed a week later, July 29th, 2008. At the Lake, there is only very slow dial-up and these…

Wild Fires Gone

Wild fires are out in Mendocino County! The Coast was clear throughout the long ordeal that began on the summer solstice. We drove through Mendocino County’s wine country and it is beautiful. Along Highway 128 and our other major roads, the vines are vigorous and healthy and there is no visible damage to the forests…

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