Dispatches from the Bear Republic
Pathfinders Make Their Own Tracks in Life.
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- Our Origin Story and Present Mission: A Post-Pandemic Outlook for the FutureWe recently made some important updates to the sempervirens117 home page that we’re really excited to share: “Semper virens,” in Latin, means “always green.” The scientific name of California’s majestic coastal redwoods is Sequoia sempervirens. Our company got its start in a rustic, redwood-shingled cottage in the Santa Cruz Mountains outside of Woodside, California, atContinue reading “Our Origin Story and Present Mission: A Post-Pandemic Outlook for the Future”
- Why You Should Listen to Mark Knopfler’s Privateering This Weekend.Leave it to musician and songwriter Mark Knopfler to prove that bigger sometimes IS better. Mark Knopfler’s Privateering is available as a 2-disc CD collection on Amazon. There is a lot of music on this album: 20 tracks spread out over 2 CDs. And not just quantity, but quality matters here, as Mark outdoes himselfContinue reading “Why You Should Listen to Mark Knopfler’s Privateering This Weekend.”
- Sustainable Earth Solutions #1: SIGG Swiss-Made Reusable Metal H2O BottlesI have been using SIGG Swiss-made metal reusable water bottles for years. I started when I moved to Northern California in 2008 and added several more in various sizes when I relocated to Western Montana in 2011 for a four-year teaching position in Missoula. I have lost a few over the years and dented othersContinue reading “Sustainable Earth Solutions #1: SIGG Swiss-Made Reusable Metal H2O Bottles”
- Vince Guaraldi – A Bay Area Jazz MasterThe Definitive Vince Guaraldi 2-disc compact disc collection is available on Amazon. Jazz music from a Bay Area master that is suitable for all ages and times of the day. If there is a more iconic album cover in all of American West Coast jazz history, I have yet to come across it. A nattilyContinue reading “Vince Guaraldi – A Bay Area Jazz Master”
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