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Responding to the many dire situations in the world reminds me of a Buddhist parable. While in the form of a Bodhisattva, the Buddha... Continue

Bless the many caring individuals, church ministries, and private charities who struggle to feed, shelter, and keep alive the cast-offs,... Continue

The New Year has been here for weeks, so how are things working out so far for you and yours? Notice any improvement from the Old Year,... Continue

I have spent many a recent winter praying for rain, and this season, its finally came! Beginning in late December, we saw storm after... Continue

It was the ugliest divorce I’ve ever seen and I’ve seen a few. But I couldn’t help my friend right then. I was having a challenging... Continue

Our economy is contingent on continuous growth, consumerism, and monetary policy that facilitates such growth. Growth is a highly-loaded... Continue

By Loretta Susan Carr — “Hello, Susan? It’s Carmen. Call me back.” That message is saved on my answering machine, and when... Continue

Chapter 50: Sonora, California. April 1949 • Larry’s diary (age 15) Apr 1  Freshmen’s return was given, but it was so bad... Continue

Do you postpone, then grit your teeth, and steel yourself before diving into preparing data for your tax return? Don’t feel alone.... Continue

What’s fresh, and a delicious recipe for sauteed escarole Winter, if we can call it that in the amazing Sonoma Valley, does slow... Continue

Jennifer Gray Thompson, CEO of Sonoma-based nonprofit After the Fire USA, attended President Biden’s State of the Union address... Continue

Can we picture the Springs as it will be, as it should be? When I recently viewed “Picturing the Springs” by Michael Acker at the... Continue

For the past ten years or so, I’ve been baking sourdough bread. Every day I faithfully feed my starter, and every Saturday I use... Continue

By Dr. Sita-Marie Pillay — When you look in the mirror, do you recognize who you see? Do you feel comfortable in your skin?... Continue

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