Tea Time in the Bay Area

Posted on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 by Travel_and_Outdoors

tea and scones With the change in season there's a certain pleasure in taking things slow and savoring that hot cup of chocolate, coffee, or tea. I'm a big fan of tea as it has certain health benefits and just tastes great. While some prefer a cup o joe, I can't live without my cup of Earl Grey. My husband muses many times about my love affair with . . . more »

The New Travel Guides are Here

Posted on Monday, November 18, 2013 by Travel_and_Outdoors

Are you already thinking about your vacation in 2014? Not sure yet where to go? The 2014 travel guides are arriving at the library. Reserve one now and let it help you make a decision. Here are some suggestions for 2014 travel guides: Fodor's 2014 Caribbean Frommer's Easyguide To Hawaii 2014 Let's Go Europe 2014: The Student Travel Guide Frommer's Easyguide to Paris Not For . . . more »

The End of Night?

Posted on Thursday, November 14, 2013 by Travel_and_Outdoors

In the United States alone, some sixty million streetlights blaze all night, every night. Artificial light has spread from our cities to our suburbs and rural towns. How dark is the night? According to Paul Bogard's book The End of Night: Searching for Natural Darkness in an Age of Artificial Light the following is true: Already two-thirds of Americans and Europeans no longer experience real . . . more »