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Cannabis Sauvignon? How to Grow a Hydroponic Vineyard in Your Closet

Typically, in Wine Country we only crush grapes. And dreams. Now, however, thanks to new vineyard rules approved by the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors this week, we may also put the squeeze on the vineyards themselves. At question is soil erosion and the benefit deeply rooting trees provide in this regard. Vineyard owners tend […]

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Sonoma International Film Festival Cometh

Daedalus Howell Come every April, there are four words that get uttered here in Sonoma – “the film festival returneth.” Well, no one actually says it quite like that, but the annual cinematic juggernaut is such a transformative presence on the town that it deserves biblical-sounding lingo. Or at least something vaguely Shakespearean, like: “Is […]

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Letter Frequency Learned by Typing with a Sliver

Fast Company blogger Emily Heyward suggests forgoing business books and indulging some fiction.

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When Marketing Turns Evil

I have an evil streak in me – a certain low-grade sociopathy that emerges in my personality whenever notions involving “marketing” cross my consciousness. As a teenage telemarketer, I was exposed to the dark arts of the hard-sell and as with any gateway drug, I quickly progressed through a series of marketing-related experiences that I’ve […]

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Twas a Wine Country Christmas

’Twas a Wine Country Christmas by Daedalus Howell Dec 22, 2011 – 03:01 PM Daedalus Howell For me, fending off the holiday blues is like besting Death at chess. Good for you, wood-pusher, you won but (spoiler alert) you’re still going to die. This is how it ended for Max Von Sydow in “The Seventh […]