Learning the Local Black History

Black History Month doesn’t have to be about wokeism or virtue signaling. It’s just like any other aspect of history that we celebrate at certain times of the year, yet it causes some people to roll their eyes and dismiss it as tokenism or pandering to a particular voting bloc.

Did Amy Grant ever get her grownup Christmas wish granted?

If you have been out in public for any amount of time during the month of December, I’m sure you’ve heard that song by Amy Grant, the one that goes “No more lives torn apart, that wars would never start, and time would heal all hearts … This is my grown up Christmas list.” I’mContinue reading “Did Amy Grant ever get her grownup Christmas wish granted?”

21st Century Lughnasadh: Archery, mead and feeding the mosquitos

Today, we are celebrating the ancient Celtic holiday of Lughnasadh. I talk about this holy day in my books Fermata Cellars and Zinfandel’s Grimoire. It’s the day between the summer solstice and the autumn equinox, which makes it the start of the harvest season, and that is why it was significant to the ancient Celts.Continue reading “21st Century Lughnasadh: Archery, mead and feeding the mosquitos”

Origins of Rivervine Part 2 | Anytown, USA | Elk Grove, CA | Land Use Planning

I’m author Gwen Alyce Clayton. In this video, I take you on a journey through the origins of my fictional city, Rivervine, and how that concept inspired my drive to create the antithesis of Anytown, USA.

Ordinary Couple Reviews Mushroom Coffee

Eddie and I tried Four Sigmatic’s “Think” formula coffee with lion’s mane mushroom. See what we thought.