Whenever I need a boost in either comedy or idyllic poetry I just call upon the muse Thalia


Santa Paula, CA Chumash mural

Santa Paula, CA Chumash mural

Re-resolve this Indigenous Peoples’ Day to return LA back to its original name of Yang-Na:



Guess how much Nestlé pays for the water in Arrowhead Water

Nestlé gets the water for Arrowhead in the San Bernadino National Forest, owned by you and me, the American people.

In 2016, Nestlé took 32 million gallons of water from the national forest, in an area not known for its abundance of fresh water.

How much did they pay for this?  I found the answer in a recent issue of High Country News:

$2,050?!  I feel like I’m getting ripped off!

More in the Desert Sun.

Swung by Lake Arrowhead this weekend:

in my Quora digest

Meanwhile, in the Hi-Desert Star

Barstow Woolly Sunflower

gotta check this out one of these days.

Never listened to a corporate earnings call

but there’s a first for everything.  I am pretty curious about the Tesla call, Weds Aug 1 at 2:30 PDT