Where’s The Water?

“The last few years have certainly been on the dry side, but it’s not critical yet.”

Big Dog Vineyards

Family-owned boutique winery that offers all the charm of a small French estate (castle not included)

San Leandro: Northern California’s Next Hot Spot for Beer

original article at Craftbeer.com San Leandro, California, may not be on your craft beer travel radar, but it should be. Like many industrial post-war suburbs in the East Bay, this unassuming city is reinventing itself. Traditional manufacturing is being replaced by next generation manufacturing, bringing small start-ups with highly-skilled tech workers into the area. Small…

Reflections On Time: Part I

I have never been more aware of TIME than I have as a parent. It has become more intimate to me, like an old friend. I have seen how it can change, moment to moment. I understand its’ need to march on. There I am, on the playground, helping Maddie, now 2, navigate the play…