Tag Archives: The Storyteller

Coppola and the Apocalypse

My newest column in the St. Helena Star: “By the time the 1970s came to a close we had come to expect summer blockbuster movies — “Jaws,” “Star Wars,” “Halloween” — each one more exciting to young impressionable minds than … Continue reading

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Storyteller: When we saw Jaws. 1975

Here is my first column of 2015! It’s a story of when I was about ten years old and me and my friends conned our way into the movie theater to watch “Jaws.” We were never the same… “The movie “Jaws” … Continue reading

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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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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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