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Jeff’s Notebook

Rescued Horses and the Miracle of Human Attention

Last week Cardy, our rescued 35 year old New Zealand trotter, began slowly spinning in a meandering pattern in her paddock. Her movement reminded me of the teacups in Disneyland’s “It’s a Small World” ride. When Cardy was still, which wasn’t often, her hip was not over her stifles, but shifted to the left –…

Weddings – Romance and Elopements in Mendocino

A meditation on Mendocino Weddings The joining of two people under the auspices of the State and/or a spiritual tradition is always a major event. It doesn’t matter what the size of the wedding: if only two lovers, a minister/officiant and a witness, a wedding is joyful. It often represents the joining of more than…

Newsweek’s David Noonan is Vegan (for now): Or avoiding being a vulture or hyena

To avoid disease and middle age weight gain, David Noonan adopted the 28 day program in The Engine 2 Diet: The Texas Firefighter’s 28-Day Save-Your-Life Plan That Lowers Cholesterol and Burns Away the Pounds. The diet was developed by Rip Esselstyn to help his fellow firefighter adopt a vegan whole foods diet. Esselstyn has been…

Gypsy’s life continues to be a miracle.

Except for occasional pain in his left hip, right knee or left front leg that are continuing to heal, Gypsy is in great shape. He has returned fully from the aspirin experiment. He clearly had been losing blood from internal bleeding and now, without aspirin and following only one acupuncture treatment he jumps and gets…

Stanford in the News

We have been asked thousands of times if we are related to Leland and Jane Stanford who founded Stanford University in the name of their son, Leland Jr. who died of typhoid at 18. We are not. And we understand that Leland and Mary had no close relatives to which to leave any portion of…

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