Tag: Sonoma

I moved around a lot when I was a kid (Dad was in the record industry), never spending more than four years in one place. Ann & I moved to Sonoma in 1998 (we’ve lived in Sonoma County since 1990), which at this writing means I’ve lived here for exactly one-quarter of my life, which partly explains why this feels more like home than anywhere else I’ve lived.

Three Pasta Variations

ANN LIKES FETTUCINI, I LIKE angel hair. We compromise, but where she tosses hers with broccoli and cheese I prefer a more piquant accompanage. For the last two nights (and, at this writing and G?d willing, tonight), my preference has…

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Hometown Haiku

Sonoma Plaza. Tree-shaded northwest corner. …is that a fiddle? Morris dancers leap Today! Where a month ago Two Jews laid tefillin! Diff’rent traditions Laughing under the same trees. My town. Sonoma.

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Interruption, With Muffins

THIS IS TO EVERYONE WHO’S been wondering about my ongoing health in light of recent tests thereof. (If you’re not one of them, please read something else): The good news: Nothing appears seriously wrong with my intestines or either surgical…

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Home Away

For me, there are five distinct stages involved in the building of our backyard sukkah: Denial: “Is it Sukkot again already?” Rage: “Where did I put the $#@! zip-screws?” Bargaining: “Please don’t make me go to the hardware store again…”…

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… And we’re back.

Well, here’s the column. NOW I can go on. ;-) ……………………………………… How I spent my summer vacation By Neal Ross Monday night, I told my wife, Ann, “When I go back to work tomorrow, the medical hell of the past…

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Two Towers, Two Tasks

FOR SOME REASON, THREE SIGNIFICANT dates fell out fairly close together recently: Sonoma’s first (?) 9/11 commemoration, Simchat Torah and the autumnal equinox. The first marks the end of American innocence; the second, the annual restarting of the synagogic Torah…

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Huntenpecken

Quick post-Shabbat update (apols in advanmce for the typing, as I am too tired to go get my patch from the dining room: 1) Consulted a friend of mine who used to be in th e IDF re: Thiursday’s incident…

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