Category Archives: roadside attractions

IONTW – December 31, 2017

Literary Road Trip, anyone? and perhaps hit some libraries – from poetry to puppets! That time of year when many consider doing something new or different in the next year… an interesting juxtaposition of a post on NOT starting anything … Continue reading

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Safari West: After the Fire…Hope Emerges

In all the years I’ve lived in Sonoma County, I had never been to Safari West. Combination of lack of time, so many things to do and the “it’s right here, I can go any time” thing, I suppose. But … Continue reading

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Wind Harp

Tucked into – well, to the extent a 94 foot tall metal sculpture can be tucked into – a light industrial neighborhood now mostly hosting Genentech facilities, the sculpture formerly known as the Cabot Cabot Forbes Tower rises from a … Continue reading

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Tilden Park Merry-Go-Round

I’ve not been at any other time of year, but there was something that seemed particularly magical about climbing out of the pitch black in Tilden Park and seeing festive lights twinkling up ahead. Then as we got closer there … Continue reading

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IONTW – November 12, 2017

PIE!!! Things organized neatly. How ordinary becomes extraordinary by consistency over time – Hisoko Koyama’s forty plus years of observing and documenting sunspots. Minneapolis on the radar from a Bay Area friend moving there, and then another friend’s son just … Continue reading

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IONTW – August 27, 2017

I’m on the mailing list from the Sonoma State University Music Department, sounds like there are some neat concerts coming up in the Jewish Music Series at Sonoma State University. Oh wow, I didn’t know there’s a Jewish Studies Program. … Continue reading

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IONTW – August 20, 2017

Finding links between seemingly unrelated data sets – tree cover and crime? Cheese! Cool photos of wildlife on Mt. Tamalpais. The otters out of water are particularly neat – I don’t think of them as moving around on land so … Continue reading

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IONTW – March 26, 2017

I thoroughly enjoyed listening to Cooked by Michael Pollan – read by the author! It’s a great exploration of the transformative power of cooking – both literal and figurative. Gourds of all sizes and shapes! and bowling ball yard art! … Continue reading

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Novelty Automation

In the midst of a very booky day, I needed a bit of a break. I know, WHAT?! One can’t be all books all the time… and how could I resist checking out something that had both Novelty AND Automation … Continue reading

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IONTW – November 13, 2016

Castle in the Air is going to The Moon for the holidays. I haven’t been there yet, but the pictures look absolutely scrupmtious! Maps, maps, MAPS!!! Online rabbit hole to disappear down. I got to it from this article on … Continue reading

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