And the Rain Came Down on Bodie

And the Rain Came Down on Bodie

Due to the heavy rainfall this winter, California State and National Parks and Heritage Sites are under threat of serious structural damage, mud slides and land erosion. The Ghost Town of Bodie is among these.

Moana: Ancient Folklore Goes Digital

Moana: Ancient Folklore Goes Digital

Moana: Ancient Folklore Goes Digital and Worldwide For the ancient Polynesians, folklore was shared by word of mouth, today the most popular platform for telling stories are movies. Moana, Walt Disney Studios’ latest film, tells the story of a young girl raised to...
Small Places and Big Histories – Petaluma, California

Small Places and Big Histories – Petaluma, California

When I was asked to write this piece I was at first enthusiastic, and then overwhelmed. It’s been a long time coming. I feature some of the fun facts about the history of Petaluma, California, our place in film and popular culture, and issues around a recent revival. Some Petalumans fear that a boom in tourism is threatening the city’s authenticity. So far, we have maintained a reputation of friendliness and managed to grow in ways that honor our past.

Touching the Stones

Touching the Stones

There was a time when you were allowed to touch the stones of Stonehenge. Now, thanks to heritage conservation, nobody can approach them. This raises thoughts about the value of enjoying monuments and sites to appeal to all our senses, build an intimate memory about them. Let’s hear it in the words of Our Lady Ruth Tringham…