Monthly Archives: August 2009

Border Ballads: Have You Herd? Border Collies Don’t Track

We all like to think ourselves safe from the depredations of common criminals, particularly if we reside in suburban America, but a few days ago, I had an experience that shattered my faith in both the pastoral character of my … Continue reading

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The Call of Cthulhu

For Dougal Tukten Neralich “Ph-nglui mglw’nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn.” – “In his house at R’lyeh dead Cthulhu waits dreaming.” Almost everyone has had the experience of unexpectedly discovering a book that changed his or her life, even if the … Continue reading

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A Personal Favorite: Dry Creek Vineyard 2006 Sonoma County Old Vine Zinfandel

Since I am an unabashed Zinfandel partisan, it takes an uncommonly good example of my favorite wine to impress me, and so I was delighted to discover the remarkable Dry Creek Vineyard 2006 Sonoma County Old Vine Zinfandel ($28). Sipping … Continue reading

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Border Ballads: To Be, Or Knot To Be: Bathing The Border Collie

For three years, I have had the pleasure and privilege of living with Jack, my wonderful Border Collie, and because he is such an extraordinary companion, I have decided to publish a record of our adventures together – under the … Continue reading

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