Bagging a Lingcod Skull

(August 6, 2020) Woohoo! I got me a professional beachcombing sponsorship. The good folks at Drip-Block Plastic Bags will cover all my beach-related expenses and I just have to be a pretty face,...

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Free Will Astrology

Week of Aug. 6, 2020

(August 6, 2020) ARIES (March 21-April 19): In her book Sticks, Stones, Roots & Bones, Stephanie Rose Bird reports that among early African Americans, there were specialists who spoke the language of trees....

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On Becoming A Flockster

What chickens bring to your garden

(July 30, 2020) Growing up in rural central California, my two best friends each had chickens in their backyards. Their busy moms would bribe us with a trip to Lickety Split, our favorite...

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Nine Puzzles

(July 30, 2020) This time of year in the Journal means puzzles in Field Notes. Given the sheltering situation these days, it might be more important than usual to exercise your brain...

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Free Will Astrology

Week of July 30, 2020

(July 30, 2020) ARIES (March 21-April 19): Aries poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti is renowned for his buoyancy. In one of his famous lines, he wrote, "I am awaiting, perpetually and forever, a renaissance of...

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Puzzles July 30,2020

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Free Will Astrology

Week of July 23, 2020

(July 23, 2020) ARIES (March 21-April 19): "The creation of the world did not take place once and for all time, but takes place every day." Aries playwright Samuel Beckett made that observation,...

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Puzzles July 23,2020

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Vaccine Mirage?

(July 16, 2020) In theory, a vaccine is simple: It induces the body to create antibodies to a particular virus. When that virus enters the body, the immune system will recognize it and...

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Free Will Astrology

Week of July 16, 2020

(July 16, 2020) ARIES (March 21-April 19): "If the time is not ripe, we have to ripen the time," wrote Aries educator and activist Dorothy Height. This approach worked well during her 98...

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Puzzles July 16, 2020

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Alone in the Fog

A swimming scare on Stone Lagoon

(July 9, 2020) I could feel bubbles of panic on the edges of my mind but I forced myself to concentrate on my breaststroke. Arms parting, arms parting. Focus.  I knew if I...

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Free Will Astrology

Week of July 9, 2020

(July 9, 2020) ARIES (March 21-April 19): "As beautiful as simplicity is, it can become a tradition that stands in the way of exploration," said singer Laura Nyro. This is practical advice for...

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Puzzles July 9, 2020

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Rough Waters

Rafting businesses navigate social distancing

(July 2, 2020) The water level on the Trinity River is just right and the hot summer weather is ideal. But a month after local white-water rafting businesses received approval to reopen from...

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Coronaviruses and Bioweapons

(July 2, 2020) Despite researchers showing that SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing the current pandemic, was not created in a lab in Wuhan, China, polls show that nearly half of all Americans prefer...

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Free Will Astrology

Week of July 2, 2020

(July 2, 2020) ARIES (March 21-April 19): Aries author Marge Piercy writes, "The people I love the best, jump into work head first without dallying in the shallows." The Aries people I love...

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Puzzles July 2, 2020

(July 2, 2020) Can't see the PDF in mobile view? Try desktop view....

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Pandemic Beach Finds

(June 25, 2020) I was born on the beach. Actually, it was about 4 feet above the beach. My mother was a competitive beach volleyball player. She leapt for a big spike...

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Free Will Astrology

Week of June 25, 2020

(June 25, 2020) ARIES (March 21-April 19): In addition to being a magnificent storyteller, Aries author Barbara Kingsolver raises chickens at her home. "There are days when I am envious of my hens,"...

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Office of Ed Sites Lists Schools' Status for Instruction

(August 12, 2020) The Humboldt County Office of Education has set up a website for parents seeking information on what their children’s school district is planning for at least the beginning of...

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Public Health Confirms Seven New COVID-19 Cases

(August 11, 2020) Humboldt County Public Health confirmed another seven new COVID-19 cases today, bringing the county's total to date to 293. Today's tally makes 60 cases recorded locally so far this...

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Series of Virtual State Park Tours to Feature Patrick's Point

(August 11, 2020) The COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to give up a great many things, but a behind-the-scenes tour of one of our California State Parks need not be one of...

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