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Why do people seek ecstasy, those moments of “getting out” of ourselves–getting high? Biochemically, ecstasy can... Continue

Well, we made it through another winter. Late storms finally blessed us with a decent volume of moisture, but now it’s warm again.... Continue

It takes a political junkie to keep up with California politics. The political landscape here is complex and there is a continuum of... Continue

With the arrival of Memorial Day, it’s time to get out in the fresh air and sunshine for a nice vacation, work on personal fitness,... Continue

Last October, we all lost something, even if that something was just a sense of safety. We were all busy before the fires, and now... Continue

Last month, the Community Foundation Sonoma County and Napa Valley Community Foundation released a report describing the results of... Continue

Let’s face it… it’s easier to ignore a text than a real person on the other end of the phone. Technology isolates us. This... Continue

The post WW1 and WW2 liberal world order is supposed to have had a lot of upsides, but in reality, it has ended up to be an unjust... Continue

The first question most beneficiaries ask when discussing the receipt of an inheritance is, “How much do I pay in taxes?” Even... Continue

In the late 1960’s the world was in turmoil, much as it is today. American’s youth propelled the anti-war movement, marched for... Continue

Dear Emily, Our house has a large family room, one end is a kitchen, where I cook (and love doing it). The other end has comfortable... Continue

By Anna Pier | Sonoma Valley Sun A remarkable collaboration is developing and supporting a new generation of leaders for nonprofits... Continue

Catherine Sevenau
Rude Awakenings
Catherine Sevenau
Wait! What?

May was a big month. My check-off list: ✓ Found driver’s license that had disappeared three months ago ✓ Blue auto registration... Continue

By Bonnie Lee — When we think of wellness, we usually think in terms of physical health, mental health, and spiritual well-being.... Continue

Lately, while so much council attention is paid to our Plaza trees, homes in the hillsides, and the exact right number of food trucks... Continue