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Paradise Found

Paradise Found

It’s funny how being away from home is. I never miss my family or friends while I’m doing the mundane activities that are part of the routine of any place, no matter how spectacular that place may be. Instead it’s the remarkable that makes me wish they were here most. This is my Paradise. Looks…

Passions of the Innkeepers

It has been a while since I posted to this Blog. Today, I want to revisit the Inn – and to write about the Inn is inevitably to write about ourselves. Joan and I have poured our lives into this place. It is not a sacrifice – although our kids in a pique might say…

Time Wears

On the road last Saturday, we were listening to a program on human aging and possible new technologies for living longer broadcast on NPR or CBC Radio 1. One commentator noted that “time wears out everything.” That is not true. Think about the nature of experience: What we experience might be different, but the nature…

The Weather

Pier at Matlock at Dusk Matlock – It is cooler here this summer than any in recent memory. Unlike last summer, the mosquitoes aren’t instantly dehydrated in the sun – too bad for us; good for them. There were no mosquitoes this winter in Mendocino. But there was heat. Some afternoons the temperature in the…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Mendocino Firsts – GMO’s; Organics, and Sustainable Practices Mendocino County Firsts Mendocino County was the first county within the United States to ban growing genetically modified organisms (GMO’s). Mendocino County also boasts the oldest organic winery in the United States, Lolonis Winery in Redwood Valley – http://www.lolonis.com/. The County is home to the Stanford Inn…

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