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Re: “The Bibliophile

The stuff on which we write is either parchment or vellum, which are sometimes interchangeable. However, the evidence for the etymology of the word seems conclusive in that we look to different languages for fine writing material. In Latin we have Vitellus, in Italian, Vitello. In Frech it is Veau. In the last two citations, we can find the words on menus. It would seem logical to read vellum as calf skin. As for parchment, Oxford scholars feel the name was derived from the settlement of Pergamum, found in Magna Grecia along the southwest coast of Italy. Alas, languages get "dumbed down" to indiscriminate word usage and it would seem that now both writing materials are often interchangeably.

Posted by Robert Lemon on 05/04/2015 at 11:46 AM

Re: “True Blues

It's not that the fans don't want new recordings, it's the radio DJ's that haven't given them much play with new discs. We fans would love a new recording once a month I'm sure!! However, as you said, Gillian, Justin and John, I believe, will continue to give us something new as time and effort permit. They are so busy touring right now and then Justin will be doing a solo tour across the Northeast that it's hard to find time to record. However, Justin has said he believes he has at least one more CD to publish that will give him a chance to express his own personal feelings - something he can't do under The Moody Blues name. And John has said that he is planning something really special for the 50th anniversary of DOFP in 2017! Plus next year will be the official 50th anniversary of this incarnation of The Moody Blues. So who knows what's ahead? I would just start saving my money for something spectacular from this legendary band with fans all over the world! SIWL, Arline

Posted by Justin Fan 1 on 05/02/2015 at 8:09 AM

Re: “Horn of Plenty

The Carneros Bock is a seasonal brew, and it does not have its own tap handle like the Negra IPA and the Morena seen in the photo. But it's still on tap now, as a representative of Carneros Brewing affirmed for me over the phone today, and I highly recommend that you check it out.

Posted by James Knight on 05/01/2015 at 10:07 PM

Re: “Affordable Housing Forum Fizzles in Marin

http://mspy-review.com/mspy/

Posted by vkbrlls01 on 05/01/2015 at 6:12 PM

Re: “Getting Saucy

The owner is a horror. She has manipulated Yelp reviews and Yelp reviewers and offended half the people not just in town but in the county -- most cross the street when they see her coming. This review is a joke. Nice work.

Posted by RedwoodValleyView on 05/01/2015 at 4:58 AM

Re: “What Happened to Those Guys?

I just finished digitizing a collection of old Electric Toys demos from cassette. My godfather, Tom Boylan was the band's manager and I grew up listening to that tape over and over. It still sounds good even after more than 30 years (the past 20 living in a shoe box in my closet). Let me know if anybody wants to hear it. I've never heard that 45 mentioned in your article, but it sounds awful. The stuff I have sounds more like The Cars.

Posted by Rygg Larsen on 05/01/2015 at 2:56 AM

Re: “It's High Time

Mike got back to me with the note:
Thank you so much for your note, Ken. In no way does this ban residential grows - It respects the laws that were brought forward by voters with Prop 215 (County/City ordinances spell out how many plants/dried product residents can have via local ordinances). Always willing to discuss - 916.651.4002. Thanks!

Also called me was his Chief of Staff Jason Liles who is on top of this issue. We are playing phone tag, but in the meantime with Mike's welcoming statement to me, I read thoroughly the bill at the legislative site and see that at paragraph 18108 that patients and caregivers under 215 are exempt from licensing of cultivation. The ban on residential grows is only for licensed cultivations.

I have to say this is truly representative democracy at work with Mike reaching out. Thanks Mike for you representing us in the Senate!

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Posted by fairlawken 1 on 04/30/2015 at 6:12 PM

Re: “It's High Time

Mike
If this bill outlaws growing by residents in cities and suburbs, it is going against the Compassionate Use Act of 1996 that gave CA residents access to cannabis for medical use.

18131. A licensed cultivation site shall not be located in an area zoned residential.

If residential grows are outlawed it will mean expensive medication, and many are on fixed social security income and elderly. It will cause a centralization of this herbal medicine and it will be treated as a commodity rather than natural healing available to all in need. This is the safest plant for treating anxiety, pain, seizures, and auto-immune diseases, and yet we treat this like like a poison. Oleander bush leaves are toxic and grow everywhere in residential areas. Because Nixon placed marijuana in Schedule 1, we think God said this plant is evil. No a politician misused his high office. I hope you, Mike McGuire do not abuse your office by believing like Nixon or in Nixon's abusive actions to our Nation in regard to this plant that has afforded healing and fiber since the beginning of our human species.

Posted by fairlawken 1 on 04/30/2015 at 10:53 AM

Re: “Horn of Plenty

Carneros Bock? Hmmm. Maybe I missed something on my many visits to this terrific addition to the microbrewery scene in Sonoma County. I actually don't recall a Bock at Carneros Brewery. Carneros IPA, maybe? Wait. I suspect Chupacabra was playing tricks on Mr Knight's tastebuds ... or his memory. Ya think?

Posted by Michael McCauley on 04/29/2015 at 3:41 PM

Re: “True Blues

It is a shame that they feel that new works by themselves is not what fans want but I suppose as long as Justin and John can release new material to know that there is still something new to give and express even after all these years. Maybe to celebrate 50 years in 2017 they could come up with something extra special that would be fantastic! PLEASE!! love Gillian

Posted by Gillian Alcock on 04/22/2015 at 2:32 PM

Re: “Cauliflower Dreamin'

Why is it that when we write a story about meat eating we get criticism from the vegan community but when we write a story about a vegan restaurant we get crickets? Vegans and vegetarians: what do you think of this restaurant?

Posted by Stett Holbrook on 04/21/2015 at 9:49 AM

Re: “Crop Report: Spring Grass

Support your local farmers, yo! Three Stone Hearth does. I know, I'm the buyer for the kitchen.

Posted by Mud Hut on 04/20/2015 at 10:55 PM

Re: “Crop Report: Spring Grass

But worth the wait!

Posted by Stett Holbrook on 04/20/2015 at 3:57 PM

Re: “Crop Report: Spring Grass

I applaud Paul Wirtz for his commitment to grow asparagus. The Marin Master Gardeners have an excellent article on this topic, which might benefit readers who want to raise their own.
http://ucanr.edu/sites/MarinMG/Marin_Maste…
Caution-this is not a project for those who want instant gratification-it takes three years until you can actually harvest the crop!

Posted by Susan L. Miller on 04/18/2015 at 8:19 AM

Re: “Bury the Problem

Biochar systems have so many market applications yet to be cultivated; "Carbon Fodder" feeds for Livestock in the EU, Australia & Japan, Plant Chemical Communications, (plant signaling), even Char building materials such as Biochar-Plasters which block Cellphone signals, the potential markets are massive.

CoolPlanet's investors & CEOs project (assert) that they will be the first Trillion Dollar Company, based on their $1.50/Gal. cost to produce Bio-Gasoline. Biochar the by product.

For a complete review of the current science & industry applications of Biochar please see my 2014 Soil Science Society of America Biochar presentation. How thermal conversion technologies can integrate and optimize the recycling of valuable nutrients while providing energy and building soil carbon, I believe it brings together both sides of climate beliefs.
A reconciling of both Gods' and mans' controlling hands. Agricultural Geo - Engineering; Past, Present & FutureAcross scientific disciplines carbons are finding new utility to solve our most vexing problems
2014 SSSA Presentation;Agricultural Geo-Engineering; Past, Present & Future. https://www.soils.org/files/am/ecosystems/kinght.pdf

Posted by Erich J. Knight on 04/17/2015 at 10:07 PM

Re: “Apr. 19: Past & Present in Mill Valley

Here's a clip from a long-lost 1978 video of Ancient Future:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xp5et9Qfgo4

Posted by Matthew Charles Montfort on 04/15/2015 at 10:06 AM

Re: “We Are Family?

i work for CDS the day the doors opened. sold like crazy and they got rid of me and keep a punch of 70-80 year old making 12-14 dollars and hr. and not even a smile on their face. go home and give other people the job who really need it. COSTCO OPEN YOUR EYES AND GET ALL OF THEM OUT OF THERE.If you didnt have samples things would still sell.The demos are just in the way hard to shop

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Posted by jane on 04/14/2015 at 5:16 AM

Re: “Iconic Opening

I'm disappointed. I've been pretty excited about the opening of the Art Museum of Sonoma County only to find out that admission to its Studio 54 themed party, complete with red carpet, is $200/$175, if you're a member. I'm not wanting to go for the soirée but for some art in my neck of the woods. I didn't see a "normal" cost of admission for the exhibit that runs through May 24th in this article or via their website. Way to isolate a lot of us, especially the starving artist. Sheesh!

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Posted by Ro on 04/10/2015 at 9:40 PM

Re: “Hog Heaven

Great Article on the Manglitsa Breed! My son is very interested in this breed as well and talks about them and their benefits often. That's why I thought I would google the Royal Mangalitsa!

Posted by Julie Whittington Herdman on 04/10/2015 at 4:03 PM

Re: “Crazy Christmas Carol

Years ago, when the girls were little, we acquired a box of children's records, and this record was in it. We sang it over and over, amazed that it even existed. I've hunted for it again, but it has disappeared in the turnover of the years. I'm so glad to find it again! Thank you!

Posted by Karen Jives on 04/10/2015 at 6:46 AM

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