Turning Stones ~ George McKale


Connecting with the Carrillo Adobe

Posted on October 20, 2015
Connecting with the Carrillo Adobe

To really have a better understanding of our historic past, one must connect the dots. Sonoma’s unique history did not simply occur... Continue

Olompali history and free ice cream

Posted on May 22, 2015

What do the Grateful Dead, Bear Flag Revolt, The Chosen Family, an 8,000-year-old Native American site, a Victorian estate, Camilo... Continue

Eating bananas in Isna

Posted on April 16, 2015

In my previous column, I reported upon the death of my father. After having just arrived in Cairo with my son James, I received the... Continue

Searching for eternal life

Posted on April 1, 2015

My son, James, had raised money for a women’s education program in the Nubian village of Gharb Aswan, Egypt. To hopefully encourage... Continue

Back to Egypt

Posted on March 17, 2015
Back to Egypt

My oldest son, James, a senior at Sonoma Valley High School, is hours away from an experience of a lifetime. For the last few months... Continue

Dreaded senior projects

Posted on March 5, 2015

There is an age-old tradition playing out at Sonoma Valley High School.  Well, that may be stretching it just a bit, however, as the... Continue

A party worth forgetting

Posted on February 18, 2015

Sonoma may be criticized for plenty of things, although none come to mind, however, there is one thing we do better than any other... Continue

Spring’s bounty, then and now

Posted on February 5, 2015

What a confusing winter. Once again, spring is coming fast and judging from the wildflowers springing up around our hillsides and Valley... Continue

Maxwell’s legacy

Posted on January 22, 2015

Lately there has been a stir over at Maxwell Farms Regional Park.  There are discussions in the works about upgrading the park to... Continue

Resolutions: joining the lucky 12 percent

Posted on January 7, 2015

A resolution is a promise to oneself to improve upon one’s previous actions, or lack thereof. In that vein, I will end the year... Continue

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