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Under the Heat Dome

We fled the California fires, and here we are Living in Napa Valley was a dream come true, at first In 2014 when we moved to the lovely little Wine Country town of St. Helena, we kept pinching ourselves. Here we…

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What I Wish I Could’ve Said

To the Black mom protecting her son I understand why you fear for your teen son I’m a mother of sons too, and while mine are grown men now, I vividly recall the stomach-dropping anxiety of their adolescent years. But I’m…

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Tip: Pack the Wine Last

5 simple steps to preparing for a move Step 1: Sell your house If your house is in California, particularly anywhere in or near the San Francisco Bay Area, this is likely to happen with blinding speed. It’s nice to be…

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Live Like Everyone’s Watching

The weirdness of selling the home we live in Our house doesn’t feel like our house right now We’re selling it — in fact, it goes live on the market in a couple of days — and that means it’s no longer our home, our…

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Emerging From the Pandemic

Lessons from the last year I hope not to forget The dark winter of 2020–21 is behind us, giving way to an uneven spring. Depending on your circumstances — your profession, your age, where you live, whether or not you’ve been vaccinated,…

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