Finding GE news online
Today’s column will be a practical one; at least that is my hope. The most frequent question I get asked as a columnist for our tiny town is, “How do I find your column online?” I hope this answer will solve that puzzle.
First enter www.sonomanews.com into your browser. That will take you to The Sonoma Index-Tribune’s website, where my column is found, along with lots of other good and interesting news about the Sonoma Valley.
Once you get to Sonomanews.com, you will see the masthead with various categories. Where do you think the Glen Ellen news resides? I wouldn’t have guessed “Lifestyle and History,” but that, indeed, is the column’s home. Click on the “Lifestyle and History” heading and that will take you to the site with a number of interesting synopses of columns. Not just mine, but other “Local Color” as well, including Daedalus Howell, Modern Mama, Sonoma Valley Historical Society, Gerald Hill and more. Check out the many interesting offers on that page.
Then click on my picture, or the few lines introducing the Glen Ellen column. You’ll note my bookshelves are a jumbled chaotic collection of much more than mere books.
When you click on the column, first an oversize photo of me, smiling, I hope, pops up. Thence onto my words of wisdom or blather, however you view it.
Last Monday, as my sweetie and I lounged around the house languidly attempting a few necessary chores, we heard a knock at the door. Answering it, we opened it to our neighbor and dear friend, Tasha Drengson Jacobsen. Hurray! What a delight. Natasha entered encumbered by the hugest bouquet I’ve ever seen in this house. Golden yellows, glowing oranges and purest whites, the bouquet was a magnificent affair that had graced the buffet table at a recent high-class wedding. Now it was to find a home in our humble house. What a most welcome surprise.
Tasha stayed describing the wedding in glowing terms, the elegant meals (brunch and dinner and fine desserts) the dancing, and gambling and other good games, including fabulous prizes for the guests. The beautiful bride, with her microphone in hand, greeted her friends, guests and hangers-on.
We relished the journey of these lovely flowers and carefully placed them on a fireside bench, a safe enough airy spot since no fires have yet been lit this year. By the time the cold North winds blow, the trumpet flowers, monkey plant and ghostly hydrangeas will be fading and ready for the compost pile.
Yet today, they add joy and celebration to our meager home.
With many thanks to talented, creative Natasha. If you haven’t yet perused her website and purchased a copy of “Hula Girl, Moose and Penguin” today is the day you should do so. You won’t regret joining the happy voyage to find The Art. Find Natasha Dregnson on Google. Happy looking and booking.
Next week I’ll share my myriad thoughts on the state of our state parks, with some thanks to the Valley of the Moon Natural History Association and to our Governor Moonbeam, aka Jerry Brown.
Meanwhile, Jim Shere sends news about our Glen Ellen Historical Society’s November Meeting: a meet, greet and share. Bring old photos of our town and the folks who live here and love it here. The easiest connection to our historical site is through Facebook: www.facebook.com/glenellenhistoricalsociety. See you at the November meeting, scheduled for Saturday afternoon, Nov. 19, 2 p.m. at Mayflower Hall, 5311 O’Donnell Lane, Glen Ellen.
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