Introducing Aynsley

Introducing Aynsley

(Editors note: I am pleased to introduce Aynsley Porchak as a regular welcome columnist. It took a little coaxing because she is a busy gal but I persisted because her insight on the Louvin Brothers showed us all what a good writer she is and her bio describes her as...
Wine Country Crush

Wine Country Crush

The grape trucks are rumbling again this morning in Sonoma County.  It looks like a good harvest so I thought I’d reprise a column from a couple of years ago.  Hope you enjoy: Autumn is a great time of year here in Sonoma County. Downtown Healdsburg (and I mean...
On the Loyalty of Dogs

On the Loyalty of Dogs

The Daily Grist: I love my dog as much as I love you, but you may fade. My dog will always come through (Cat Stevens) Pets have become very popular these days with so many people stuck at home and lonely. It could be argued that humans should not restrict other...
A State of Music

A State of Music

Not so long ago most people found out about the music that was making a stir by turning on the television set. My generation just had to watch the Beetles live on the Ed Sullivan Show. Before that there was Elvis Presley and after that Michael Jackson. So simple. Plop...
Red Clay

Red Clay

The Daily Grist: “Behold, I am toward God as you are; I too was pinched off from a piece of clay” (Job 33:6) We all grow up somewhere and we all get used to those surroundings like it’s the only place on earth. The land forms a certain way. The contour is what we...