Gifts for Every Gardener on Your List

Gifts for Every Gardener on Your List

(December 11, 2014) Though Black Friday and Cyber Monday have already passed, I'm guessing many of the deliciously materialistic pleasures found on those days seemed to fall a little short for the gardener...

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To Sleep, Perchance to be Brainwashed

(December 4, 2014) All animals with brains sleep. Why? In humans, at first blush it seems like a perfect waste of time for us to spend a third of our lives in somnolent...

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The New Magic Carpet

Zipping around on an electric bike

(November 27, 2014) We are long-term cyclists and ride our handy folding bikes a lot, both around Humboldt and beyond. Purists, we never thought we'd succumb to an electric bike. But last July,...

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The Kelsey Trail

(November 20, 2014) Ask Yahoo Maps for directions from Crescent City to Fort Jones, and you'll be sent on a 180-mile semi-circular trek across State Route 199 and down I-5. You can, if...

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Autumn colors year-round:

Plants with cinnamon, flame and golden hues

(November 13, 2014) Though I'm usually attracted to cooler colors in the garden like blues, purples and silvers, there is something about the fiery tones of fall which make me appreciate the warm...

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Gutenberg's Legacy

Changing The World (Part 2)

(November 6, 2014) Last week, I discussed the enormity of the revolution jump-started by Gutenberg's system of mechanical printing. His genius was his ability to combine several existing technologies, adapting and improving them...

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Gutenberg's Legacy:

Changing The World (Part 1)

(October 30, 2014) Although Johannes Gutenberg (1398-1468) is usually credited with having invented printing, it's fairer to say that he introduced a system of mechanical printing to Europe, since virtually all the technologies...

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Saddle Up!

Humboldt is cowboy country, y'all

(October 16, 2014) I'm fresh off the trail with Sis Bruner of Redwood Trails Horse Rides. An Orick native, Bruner grew up out by the little red schoolhouse just south of town. As...

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A Little Lower Than the Angels?

(October 9, 2014) When Nicolas Copernicus relegated the Earth from the center of the cosmos to one of several planets revolving around the sun, he let the genie out of the bottle. If...

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October Gardening To-Do List

(October 2, 2014) Autumn seems to be coming earlier this year, with the spring and summer drought causing deciduous plants to show fall color and drop leaves about a month ahead of schedule....

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Salmon Mountain: Humboldt's Highest

(September 25, 2014) Around 170 million years ago, in a period geologists call the Middle Jurassic, huge reptiles ruled the seas and skies: quarter-ton pterosaurs above, killer whale-size pliosaurs below. On land, shrew-like...

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UPDATE: A Resolve for End of Life Care

(December 11, 2014) Resolution Care sailed past its crowdfunding goal, and stands at more than $105,000. The funds should allow Resolution Care to build the infrastructure and hire necessary staff to begin the...

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Batten Down the Hatches

(December 9, 2014) The North Coast is about to be battered with bad weather — exciting, we know, and California needs water — but that means dangerous conditions for the outdoors-minded among us....

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O, the Pelican

(December 8, 2014) Pelican lovers and meaning seekers, you have just a few more days to see the documentary Pelican Dreams at the Minor Theatre in Arcata. The film, by award-winning filmmaker Judy...

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