Zombies and Natural Born Killers

Zombies and Natural Born Killers

(March 26, 2015) Zombie Dung Flies While working in my front yard, I noticed insects flying around at ankle height. Soon enough one landed. I identified it as the familiar 'golden dung fly'...

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Organize Your Own Seed Swap

(March 19, 2015) Whether you save your own seeds or just have a bunch of leftover packets from years past, a seed swap is a great way to expand the diversity of both...

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We Need to Talk

Conversations for better sex

(March 19, 2015) For something as delightful as having sex, people sure do worry a lot about it. It seems to me that we have a hard time managing our expectations about sex...

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Thar She Blows

Whale watching on the North Coast

(March 19, 2015) The migration of the gray whale is a phenomenon on a par with the mass movement of the wildebeest across Africa's Serengeti and the monarch butterfly's journey from the Eastern...

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The Future (Weather) is Now

(March 19, 2015) Although the recent winter storms helped replenish California's dangerously low reservoirs and cropland water tables, much (much!) more rainfall is needed to get the Golden State back to normal. However,...

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Kicking Gophers and Moles to the Curb

(March 5, 2015) Whether you live in central Eureka or in the wild outskirts of Trinidad, gophers and moles can be found in just about any North Coast garden. While I would not...

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The Curious Case of Pluto

(February 26, 2015) On July 14, NASA's "New Horizons" spacecraft will zip past distant Pluto, 7,000 miles above its icy surface, while traveling at 25,000 mph. New Horizons will complete a saga that...

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The Three P's of Spring

(February 19, 2015) It's February again, and time to start planting. Growing a garden is one of the best ways to get exercise, spend time outdoors and improve your diet and sense of...

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Over the Ridge

Hiking Stone Lagoon

(February 19, 2015) Twenty short years ago, a friend and I chanced upon the trail that leads from Dry Lagoon to Stone Lagoon but our exploration was quickly thwarted by an expanse of...

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The Kit

What you need for the sex you deserve

(February 12, 2015) In my work as a psychology teacher, and particularly in my practice as a psychologist, I've been witness to far too much suffering about sex. For something as potentially joyous,...

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V is for Viagra

(February 12, 2015) "A hard man is good to find," goes the saying. Hardness, in this case, results from blood flowing into and engorging the spongy tissue of the penis: the more blood...

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in our blogs...

UPDATED: Skull Found on Eel River

(March 9, 2015) UPDATED: The Humboldt County Coroner's Office sent out a press release Tuesday afternoon regarding the skull and noting that no other human remains were found during a search of the...

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County Mental Health Crisis Reprieve Expected

(March 9, 2015) County officials announced a plan today to address a staffing crisis at the Mental Health Branch that bubbled to the surface in recent weeks. A spate of resignations was poised...

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