Museum Magic for the Peanuts Gang

Museum Magic for the Peanuts Gang

Posted from Glen Ellen, CA “The only thing I ever wanted to be was a cartoonist. That’s my Life. Drawing. I would draw comic strips even if I weren’t getting paid for it…..I’m obsessed with thinking of funny things.” CharlesRead more

California Baker Tracy Mattson Is One Smart Cookie

California Baker Tracy Mattson Is One Smart Cookie

Maybe the brown T-shirt imprinted with the eye-catching COOKIE…take a bite! logo that Tracy Mattson is wearing signifies super powers, something like the “S” emblazoned on Superman’s chest. Inside the 400-square-foot commercial kitchen of Tracy’s boutique, artisan bakery in Santa Rosa,Read more

Diversions and Destinations in Sonoma County Wine Country

Diversions and Destinations in Sonoma County Wine Country

Hiking atop Tomales Point’s craggy cliffs on the California coast, dense fog swirls with abandon, obliterating my view a few yards ahead. Just as quickly it shifts, allowing a fleeting glimpse of scrubby vegetation hugging the sandy trail. Save forRead more

United States

  In hopes of inspiring your own journeys through the U.S., here’s a full list of stories I’ve shared from around the country: California From Radio Waves to Relaxation at Marconi Historic State Park Botanical Printing by Monique Risch Takes ClothingRead more

Portfolio

Portfolio

As a freelance writer and traveler, I love telling stories about places I go and people I meet…stories ranging from the arts to architecture, cuisine to culture, history to happenings.

Better Late Than Never in Luxembourg

Better Late Than Never in Luxembourg

While staying in Brussels, our last-minute decision to visit Luxembourg was almost a V8 moment. Surely you’re familiar with the vegetable juice brand’s classic advertising campaign. An actor consumes a calorie-laden meal or a sugary beverage and afterwards berates himself withRead more

The Sounds of Sonoma

The Sounds of Sonoma

“The hills are alive with the sound of music.” No offense to Julie Andrews and the producers of the blockbuster musical The Sound of Music, but the Austrian Alps have nothing on the Sonoma Mountains and Mayacamas Mountains when it comesRead more

Jean Schulz on Charles M. Schulz

Jean Schulz on Charles M. Schulz

Posted from Glen Ellen, CA “If you read the strip, you would know me. Everything I am goes into the strip.” Charles M. Schulz After visiting the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center in Santa Rosa, I had theRead more