Category Archives: Great People

Protected: Expedition: British Columbia’s Crown Jewel – Waterfalls, Rainbows and Bears – Oh my !!!

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Protected: European Sojourn – Spontaneous Concinnity 2016

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101 Thank You Signs for FireFighters from Carmel Valley folks, for Big Sur’s 2016 Soberanes Fire

Here’s a photo essay of the overwhelming (hand-made) “Signs of heart-felt appreciation” from local folks for the men and women fighting Big Sur’s terrible Soberanes Fire in July and August 2016. I found more than 100 signs on Carmel Valley … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth appreciates John Livingstone’s Photography

Before settling in a lovely Portland, Oregon suburb, bon vivant John Livingstone enjoyed an idyllic many-decades career in Carmel as a respected master photographer, author and restaurant reviewer. He had the pleasure of  meeting and photographing many fascinating characters and … Continue reading

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Ed Leeper: Monterey Renaissance Man

Ed Leeper passed away comfortably at home in his favorite chair Friday evening, while methodically perusing his vast collection of Fine Art books with a poetry book in one hand. Ed was seemingly a permanent fixture of our Peninsula. He … Continue reading

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Too Wonderful – Australian Government Engineers Inspire 7 year old Girl’s Quest for Dragons

I LOVE this story ! It combines touching-kindness and caring about children, inspiring them with science and engineering !!! – and even includes Dragons. What more could I ask for?  A curious young woman (7 years old) writes to Australia’s … Continue reading

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David Walton Concludes a Gracious, Giving Life in China

Have you been around Monterey long enough to remember the groundbreaking Sancho Panza Bohemian coffee house or Gallatin’s elegant dining ? The genius behind Sancho Panza, and the grace at Gallatin’s was my friend David Walton who died in China … Continue reading

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Priscilla Nesbitt — Lover of trees, wild animals, caring people and books.

Carmel lost a great character this morning. Priscilla Nesbitt passed away quietly after leading a life of vibrant curiosity and deeply held passion for trees and wildlife, for caring people and knowledge. You get an insight into Priscilla’s spirit with … Continue reading

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Joe Fitzpatrick: A fun, respectable classy news guy

Jospeh Michael Fitzpatrick December 17, 1923 ~ May 29, 2010 CARMEL VALLEY, CA – Joe Fitzpatrick, witty newsman best remembered for his “My Bag” column in the Monterey Herald, passed away “with a smile” Saturday, May 29, 2010. He died … Continue reading

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Enviro-Fraud ? Real Environmentalists don’t use that term for themselves

In the several decades I’ve been helping out protecting our environment, I have yet to hear a single person who genuinely obtains significant environmental protection (not just talks about it or merely works to do so) call themselves an “Environmentalist.” … Continue reading

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Grace Darcy Memorial June 11 at Hidden Valley

The extraordinary, inspiring, dear, encouraging and inimitable Grace Darcy died this past weekend after a huge and successful life. Always kind, caring, thoughtful and humble; she brought her name to life with those people, animals and places whose lives she … Continue reading

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