In the picturesque Sierra Foothills in Northern California, irascible adventurer Charles Mitchell not only offers award-winning wines at his Charles Mitchell Vineyards, but also pizza, Maine lobster, popcorn, and bocce ball. He has also joined the fight against breast cancer, creating “The Cure Series” wine, with 30% of the proceeds going directly to breast cancer research.
Category Archives: life stories
Cowboy music and heritage
Do you know the difference between cowboy music and country music?
Ron Scoffield has always had a connection with the Old West. He repairs/restores horse drawn carriages and stagecoaches (in fact, he participated in the Bicentennial Wagon Train), and plays guitar while singing cowboy music. During the summer, his Red Mule Ranch hosts Cowboy Campfire Nights, which offers cowboy music, cowboy poetry, and a BBQ. Ron’s brother, Gary, was in town to join him on stage, so I sat down with both of them as they sang a couple of songs, and shared their stories.
Storytelling and memories
“After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world.” — Phillip Pullman
Four members of the Sacramento Storytellers Guild share stories, and a little bit about themselves.
Miracles and lakes
Constantin “Tino” Genigeorgis, DVM, MSc, PhD, FRSH, Dipl. ECVPH, is not only Professor Emeritus, Consultant for Western Institute for Food Safety and Security, University of California, Davis, but also a storyteller and practical joker. He shares a couple of anecdotes about his time in the Greek Army as a veterinarian.
Also, we visit Voyageurs National Park in Minnesota.
Adventures and rugs
Most people talk about embarking on adventures. Vern Jones has spent 88 years living them.
And, we visit Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site in Ganado, Arizona.
Wonderland and mining
Sixty-five year old Miss Delta spent her younger years in Oakland alongside leaders of the black, Chicano and feminist movements in the 1960’s. She also opened for two musical icons. She’s motivational and inspirational. And, we visit Keweenaw National Historic Park.
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