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A Mood, in the Moment

A Mood, in the Moment

Meriel, Lately: Mother, wife, caregiver and friend. Artist, maker, gardener, connector, Teacher, mentor, trustee and commissioner, Walker, hiker, day-tripper–dreamer.                   “3 stops on the way home from Palm Desert, 1/11/15.”  

The Missing Pages of Lewis Carroll

The Missing Pages of Lewis Carroll

Lewis Carroll wrote extensively. Not only all the Alice books, Jabberwocky, The Hunting of the Snark, etc., but journals. Supposedly, Carroll wrote from his early twenties all the way until a year before his death in 1898. Four volumes are presumed to have been lost, but all surviving nine volumes were eventually published. Intriguingly, ten […]

Fruit Tree & Rose Care Workshops

Fruit Tree & Rose Care Workshops

Thanks to Monica Hubbard, we’ve heard… Throop Learning Garden offers two timely garden workshops: Rose Care Workshop: Sunday, Jan. 25th, 1-3 p.m. Fruit Tree Care Workshop: Sunday, Feb. 1st, 1-3 p.m. Both will be taught by George Patton, horticulturist, permaculturist, and educator. A sliding scale $10 donation is requested. Space is limited, so RSVP is […]

Americanah by Adichie

Americanah by Adichie

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie begins with Ifemulu’s journey to get her hair braided, navigating the African Diaspora in New Jersey. It’s an extended metaphor for finding one’s way in the world. Ifemulu and Obinze are lovers in Lagos, members of the lower middle class who meet in college and take very different paths. Ifemulu […]

Animals in Their Winter Homes & Beautiful Dwellings

Animals in Their Winter Homes & Beautiful Dwellings

Winter is here. Maybe as Southern Californians we don’t have the right to call this winter—it’s 74ºF as we write—but December through February are the coldest months of the year in the northern hemispere, which by definition means it’s officially winter. For bears, hedgehogs, and even turtles and some fish, winter means the time to […]

From Lines to Magic

From Lines to Magic

Artist and teacher Régine Verougstraete aims to help bring life to your drawings so that you may be “in the flow of your own creative heart/art.” The Joy of Drawing class at SPACE Arts Center is meant to be a period of time and space where students may relax and enjoy the creative process. You […]

Tea & Tutus for “A Soul’s Two Feet”

Tea & Tutus for “A Soul’s Two Feet”

To feel the pull of the dance floor, to feel the urge within to move one’s body, to hear the music and want to, need to dance. And not be able to. In 2012, Nicoletta Baffo established “A Soul’s Two Feet,” a scholarship fund to provide “the gift of dance.” “A Soul’s Two Feet” was […]

Holly Near at NUU

Holly Near at NUU

Holly Near has built a distinctive career by using music to champion deeply felt political causes, often before anyone else had dared to do so. So comments Musician Guide about musician Holly Near who was born in Ukiah, California in 1949. Since childhood when she made up songs, Near has written and sung, increasingly topical […]

What Does 1.5 Billion Pixels Look Like?

What Does 1.5 Billion Pixels Look Like?

The Andromeda galaxy contains over 100 million stars and “spans more than 40,000″ light years. NASA has taken 411 Hubble Space Telescope pictures and created a mosaic of Andromeda, making a 1.5 billion pixel image, which they released on January 5, 2015. It’s the biggest image ever taken of the Andromeda galaxy. Below is a […]

Ask the Baker

Ask the Baker

Imagine biting into a cracker with a name like Slightly Seedy, Spicy Dal, La Semolina, Cheddar Crispies, and Currant in the Rye, and being transported back to a farm in the Ukraine run by a Mennonite. Can you taste the heritage grain? Excuse me, you ask? The names of the crackers mentioned above are the […]

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