June, 2009

  • June 26, 2009 • Culture Dept., Wine | Epicurea| Sonoma • Views: 159

    Buying the Farm(ers Market)

    Regular attendees of Sonoma’s Farmer’s Market might have noticed a few additions to the bucolic hustle and bustle of last Tuesday’s market. Besides the return of once-ubiquitous balladeer Nelson Mint to his perch at the rose garden...

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  • June 24, 2009 • Culture Dept. • Views: 161

    Air Conditioning = Consumer Conditioning

    Neither my office nor my home presently has air conditioning Though, I’m avidly working to fix this, I’m presently forced to hide from the stifling heat and humidity of Sonoma’s summer wherever I can. Lately, this has been in the...

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  • June 19, 2009 • Culture Dept., Wine | Epicurea| Sonoma • Views: 263

    Theater of Protest

    I’m a firm believer of the “use it or lose it” principle as regards exercising one’s First Amendment rights – so it is then with tremendous respect for civil protest that I was recently able to reflect upon some local expressions...

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  • June 12, 2009 • Culture Dept., Wine | Epicurea| Sonoma • Views: 182

    Sonoma theme park opens in Vegas

    Having just spoke at Sheanna Davis’ La Muse: Vins et Fromage shindig, where I rallied participants to leverage the inherent brand equity of “Sonoma” in their social media marketing efforts before everyone else does (Sonoma-themed...

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  • June 12, 2009 • Culture Dept. • Views: 264

    The Thermos Factor

    I visited a colleague’s office the other morning and there, gleaming on his desk, was what I assumed was a new-fangled martini shaker. He must have noticed my raised eyebrow and quickly explained that the chrome-colored container was a...

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  • June 8, 2009 • Culture Dept. • Views: 209

    Ad Firm’s Anti-Website

    Hearken back to the late Jurassic period of the web (2000 AD), when branding one’s endeavors online meant hording all of one’s content under a single site loaded with logos and various means of “protecting”...

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  • June 7, 2009 • Wine | Epicurea| Sonoma • Views: 192

    Open Mouth, Insert Cash

    When I’m not mogulizing – and if it’s not a word it should be – I’m talking about it. “Mogulizing” is the notion of both “becoming as well as being a mogul as in ‘media mogul.'”...

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  • June 2, 2009 • Culture Dept. • Views: 449

    The Late Projectionist on Kindle

    “…A torrid tale of angst set in a surreal little town a bit like Petaluma.” That’s how the rather breathless review of my novel, The Late Projectionist, opened in the Bohemian a decade ago this month. The novel itself opened more...

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  • June 1, 2009 • Wine | Epicurea| Sonoma • Views: 222

    Publicist Nonplussed about Sonoma Jazz+

    Apparently self-proclaimed “public relationalist,” Mick Robbins, was nonplussed about last weekend’s Sonoma Jazz Plus event. It wasn’t the thumping and wumping of the live music acts’ amplifiers that rattled...

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