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A new weblog

There just wasn’t a weblog that covered the local scene here in Healdsburg to my satisfaction, so I created one a few days ago. It’s called Healdsburgers. It’s a WordPress blog, which is the first time that I’ve used that software; Backup Brain runs on Movable Type. I’ve been curious about WordPress for a long […]

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“The undisputed king of cheeses”

I was in Big John’s Market today, picking up a few things. Being in the wine country, the market has a separate cheese department, and as I walked by, I caught a delicious whiff of cheese. I peeked over a low partition, and saw a youngish worker using a cheese knife (like the pointed one […]

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Fresh from the back yard

In late 2005 and early 2006, we finally finished our back yard, which had been a weed-strewn hell since we moved here in December 1999. We planted some fruit trees along the back wall, put a small herb garden in pots, and picked up two half wine barrels, one of which has a small Meyer […]

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Wine Country Caves

Here’s an article about a growing trend here in the Sonoma and Napa wine country: wine caves. Turns out there are lots here, and move all the time. It makes great economic sense for the wine business, and is environmentally better, too. Check out Bigger, Badder, Deeper. (HT: Paul Music)

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I was sitting here a couple of hours ago, working on a review for Macworld. All of a sudden, I felt the building begin to shake with an earthquake. What amused me was my instant reaction: I didn’t jump up and get in a doorway. Nor did I head for the exit. No, I immediately […]

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Dr. Charles Seiter, R.I.P.

It’s with great sadness that we note the passing of our friend Charles Seiter, after a long illness. Charlie was, in many ways, responsible for us moving to Healdsburg in the first place. I first met Charlie back in the mid-Nineties, when we were both Contributing Editors at Macworld. I contributed to a book called […]

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Living in Yummytown

The Michelin Guide to restaurants isn’t especially well-known here in the States, but it’s very important in Europe. They rank restaurants from zero to three stars. The Michelin editors just completed their first-ever ranking of Bay Area restaurants, and two of them are right here in Healdsburg, which is pretty amazing for a small town […]

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Our tough life in the wine country

On Saturday, we had a terrific day with our friends Marc and Stormy and David and Care. Marc and Stormy have a circuit of nice food and wine places in West Sonoma County they like to take friends on, and we had the pleasure of experiencing one of their guided tours. This particular picture was […]

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