Humboldt Distillery Vodka
Adventure, Art, Food

Humboldt Distillery Vodka

While dining at the Mexican restaurant Carmela's in Arcata, California, where I discovered the wonderful dish "huarache," we noticed a grocery store called Wildberries across the street. After eating, we walked over, and, being a foodie, I was immediately excited. This is the kind of stuff I miss while living abroad: specialty grocery stores full… Continue reading Humboldt Distillery Vodka

Adventure, Music

Sound Summit

Three things stand out for me from this year's Sound Summit in September at the amphitheater at Mt. Tam: history, beauty and courage. History because the opening band at this now annual festival to raise funds for the park was Vetiver. This was a blast from my past. I interviewed the front man, Andy Cabic,… Continue reading Sound Summit

Adventure, Food


We drove to Sonoma for a day during our time in and around San Francisco. We wanted to see wine country but didn't want to go through the tourist mill of Napa. Sonoma seems a more intimate experience. You'd think the crowds would be at Sonoma instead of Napa because it's closer to SF, but… Continue reading Sonoma