5th Annual Farmers Guildraising in Davis! Hope for small farms; what’s working now

So our tribe of 3, representing Oasis Community Farm just outside Petaluma, attended the FIFTH Annual Farmers Guildraising, this time held on campus at UC Davis College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences - and it was all it was cracked up to be. Real solutions to farming challenges, great networking, [...]

By | March 16th, 2018|0 Comments

Almost spring at Oasis Community Farm

So we're still busy defining ourselves, sometimes the most delicious part of life! Thought to describe a couple of quick vignettes - hummingbird in the living room and music in the barn! With, perhaps, a detour for children in the house...always a treat, though pretty MESSY. Last night, Bella, 5, [...]

By | March 1st, 2018|0 Comments

Kaleidoscope Cabaret Opens with Joy, Whimsy, Talent!

Many in our area know Heidi, the Custom Costume queen formerly of Cotati, now at home across from Lucky's on Petaluma Blvd. and sharing a wall with her BRAND NEW Kaleidoscope Cabaret. We're delighted we got in the door for the first ever show! Full house, free popcorn, water bottles, [...]

By | February 21st, 2018|0 Comments

Jerry Brown’s last State of the State speech 1/25/18 – Thanks, Jerry!

So glad to hear Jerry Brown's careful presentation of California's accomplishments, fears, challenges, and challenges...I mean, in the middle he had to go and say the Union of Concerned Scientists just moved the needle on the CLock of Doom to 2 minutes before midnight (annihilation via nuclear holocaust). BUT, he [...]

By | January 25th, 2018|0 Comments

Women’s March Come Again! Becoming our own leaders…

So Wayne and I along with a whole bus load of good friends made our priviledged way to SF aboard a bus with a toilet. Posh when you add champagne, chocolate, cheese and crackers. Sweetness of shared song, kids, dogs, sunshine, purpose...the energy of the Women's March (in SF) was [...]

By | January 22nd, 2018|0 Comments

Repairing the Face of God and more…

So it's old news - last year's interview, actually, but David Remnick, editor of the New Yorker for low these many years, spent a few days with Leonard Cohen months before the fabled poet/songwriter passed and came away with some gems others may know from religious studies or other. "The [...]

By | January 4th, 2018|0 Comments

STEADFAST, the blog. Common Ground article and a way forward…

Great ideas fall on my head: Common Ground article, 43rd Anniversary Gratitude Issue, Small but Steadfast, stuck in my head as I've been ruminating on What Must Be Done while good work done by others over decades falls to the wayside in this alt-right Republican administration. Tax plan to benefit [...]

By | December 6th, 2017|0 Comments

Saving Shollenberger: Dutra Water Permit Denied! (for now)

So what's new in the fight to block Dutra Asphalt from completing its plant across from Shollenberger Park, the gateway to Petaluma? Seems a (partial) victory is at hand, thanks to years-long devotion to the issue by Petaluma River Council, who submitted Alternative Analysis of the Project and received this [...]

By | November 16th, 2017|0 Comments

Listening to Chris Hedges on youtube…and other scary stories.

So I've been remiss since that scary election last November - haven't even been able to get my thoughts strait as we seem under seige. We ARE...all our ethics challenged! Some light shed by Chris Hedges, Pulitzer Prize winning author, Presbyterian minister and prof at Yale - tells a scary [...]

By | November 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

Petaluma Poetry Walk …great day for spoken word Sun., Sept. 17th

Start at the Seed Bank at 11am tomorrow, and follow the whole parade of Poetry Walk around Petaluma's downtown and it is likely to work like an extended meditation on the world and everything. For word smiths and affianados, it's a great day. For twenty-two years, Petaluma Poetry Walk has [...]

By | September 16th, 2017|0 Comments