Today in My History

2000: Burn Rubber, Baby
2001: Tiptoe Thru the Tulips
2002: Moaning Becomes Electric
2003: Risotto by Committee
2004: Old Dogs, New Tricks
2005: Kamakaze Krafting
Pups on the Pergo
2007: First Day of School  
2008: Worse than Felons
2009: Two Stories
2010: Unexpected Things
2011: It's a Girl!
2012: Ima Hogg Rides Again
2013: Nerds
2014: Preserving History
2015: Bev 1, Mom 0
Today at Logos
2017: Saturday 9
2018: Sunday Stealing
2019: The Easter that Wasn't
Isolation Journal
2021: Another Visit

Books Read in 2022
 Updated 4/17
"The Boy in the Woods"
by Harlan Coben
(book #17 in 2022)

My family

Bev's 65 x 365

Books Read in 2022
Books Read in 2021
Books Read in 2020

Books Read in 2019
Books Read in 2018

Books Read in 2017
Books Read in 2016
Books Read in 2015
Books Read in 2014
Books Read in 2013

Books Read in 2012
Books Read in 2011
Books Read in 2010

Cast (updated 7/16)


Some Background Links:
The Philosophy of Juice & Crackers
The story of Delicate Pooh
The story of the Piñata Group
Pumpkin pies
Who IS this Gilbert person anyway?

mail to Walt / mail to Bev


22 April 2022

Yolo County Supervisor Don Saylor represents District 2, including the cities of Davis and Winters, the campus of the University of California at Davis, and the farm land of southwestern Yolo County.

​Don’s public service career spans over 45 years and includes 25 years elected in office (including mayor of Davis), administrative, planning and analytical positions in local government and both the legislative and executive branches of California state government.

In 2004, he got the idea to have a soup event to raise money for worthy causes in Yolo County.  It was called "Soup's On" and people would come and have their choice of many different varieties of soup, breads, and desserts, along with beer or wine and a silent auction.

Since 2004, Soup's On has raised over $350,000 and increased community awareness for many worthy causes.  There has been no Soup's On for the past two years, but today was the 17th event...also the final (like the rest of us, Don is getting older and is ready to cut back!)

The event for which he was raising money today is Davis Media Access (DMA), a community media center serving the Yolo County area with a mission to enrich and strengthen the community by providing alternatives to commercial media for local voices, opinions, and creative endeavors. It's radio station, KDRT 95.7 FM, which is the station that hosts Ned's show. (The station was awarded a national Overall Excellence for Small Radio Stations by the alliance for Community Media in 2021.)

This was my second big community event in two years.

We had a delicious assortment of soups from which to sample.  The clam chowder was the best.

This is a great photo ... a picture of Ned, his partner Clyde, and Gary Chew, who has the radio show right before Ned & Clyde's show comes on.

After our soup, we went out to the patio where we listened to the musical group, Mumbo Gumbo play.  Mumbo Gumbo started as a group about 2 years before Lawsuit, but they are still playing, 32 years later, and very popular around this part of the state.  Seems like any public event will have them playing.

Ned ran into this guy, Frank Fox, who is a good friend of a friend of Ned's, but someone he had never met before.

I used to come to these things and know almost everybody there.  Today I recognized hardly anybody.  But it was still a fun event and nice to get out of the house for a bit.



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