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Thanksgiving 1975

My newest article in the St. Helena Star is about a particularly strange Thanksgiving dinner that took place when I was ten-years old. It goes like this… Thanksgiving 1975 In 1975 Thanksgiving had many of the same ingredients as today … Continue reading

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The Houses That Arthur Hailey Built

Arthur Hailey wrote many novels, including “Airport,” which was made into a movie. He lived in the Napa Valley for many years and stayed in at least two homes and built a few investment properties, one of which I lived in … Continue reading

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New Column in St. Helena Star: “Wild Goose Chase”

The sun beat down as I heaved a 5-gallon bucket of unpeeled potatoes out to the barn. I was 11 years old and had just started my first job at Taylor’s Refresher. The position had been nearly thrust on me … Continue reading

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Newest Column by “The Storyteller: Summer Job”

When I was 11 I worked at Taylor’s Refresher for part of a summer. I’m not sure a kid can even get a job nowadays at that age, but in the ‘70s it was unremarkable. It was early summer, and … Continue reading

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St. Helena Star Series

I’ve been asked to write a monthly column that talks about growing up in the Napa Valley. The series is called, “The Storyteller, by Tim Carl a Knights Valley Correspondent,” and will be in the St. Helena Star every 3 or … Continue reading

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“St. Helena Police Log” Poem

In case you didn’t read it in the recent St. Helena Star… “Like many locals I love reading the St. Helena Police Log — a true snapshot of this wonderful and quirky place we live in or call home. The … Continue reading

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