Posts Tagged ‘Sonoma County’

I just heard the news that my old friend Christopher Sawyer was named Sonoma County’s top sommelier in The Bohemian’s 2014 “Best Of” awards.  Being named top sommelier in one of the most renowned wine-making regions in the world is no small change.  Sonoma County has changed dramatically since Sawyer and I grew up there, […]


It’s beautiful weather here in the North Bay, the first time for six years that I’ve been back in Sonoma County during the spring.  It’s taken a bit of time to readjust to the paces and rhythms here, country suburbia being just about as opposite as possible from the deep urban space of Osaka.  Here […]


The other day I received the news that David Bromige — mentor, friend, and comrade in poetic wit — passed away peacefully at his home in Sebastopol.  I met David while I was a student at Sonoma State University and we became fast friends.  Initially I was introduced to him and his work via my […]


What better way to start the new year than to recap one of the biggest social events of the last year — the marriage of Daedalus Howell and April Frederick. I suppose it’s taken me so long to get around to writing about this wedding (which took place in September) because I’m still recovering from the […]



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