November 1, 2019

“… we are servants of the Mystery. We were put here on earth to act as agents of the Infinite, to bring into existence that which is not yet, but which will be, through us.” — The War of Art by Steven Pressfield

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I’m in my beloved Italy these 2 1/2 weeks, specifically in Sicily. Even more specifically, in the Aeolian Islands — where my mother’s roots lie, and thus, some of mine. It’s been unreal as I return home for all too short a week before a food press trip in Chengdu, China.

Here’s to my beloved neighbors north in Sonoma County recovering from yet more earth-shattering fires. My article this issue on Sonoma and Mendocino Counties is a reminder that this stunning region remains “open for business” and its riches and beauty are more precious than ever.

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