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  • Kira Yannetta

    Java Jabber
    Construction workers, damp and bedraggled, found their way in to the café and helped themselves to some hot coffee. They sat at a table clutching their cups, allowing the steam to thaw out their faces, and stared into space. It is a decidedly different scene than the one on a summer afternoon when I ate a delicious turkey sandwich at a picnic table outside, planes landing and taking off every few minutes, people enjoying their lunch breaks in the sunshine and groups of pilots re-fueling for their next flights.

  • Kira Yannetta

    McFee and Foster are snow angels themselves, with a timely message delivered in the form of a hot-off-the-presses book entitled, 'Spiritual Adventures in the Snow: Skiing and Snowboarding as Renewal for Your Soul.'

  • John Cancalosi

    Six islands that are anything but Paradise. Surfrider Foundation’s Ximena Waissbluth educates North Lake Tahoe, the top of the watershed, about the devastating effects of plastic on our oceans.

  • 'Why do our desires and dreams linger? They beckon us, call our name, because they are waiting for us to inhabit the life we were meant to live.'

  • Walking up to strangers to ask them about their political views can be downright terrifying, but that’s exactly what I did for this installment of Java Jabber. I braced myself with several shots of espresso, and asked 31 people in seven different North Lake Tahoe area cafes, 'How do you feel about the upcoming Presidential Election?'

  • Photo by Kira Yannetta

    While I stood on a busy corner in Truckee supporting a presidential candidate in the California primary election, a young man in a pickup truck drove by and threw a snowball at me, yelling, 'F__k our government!'

  • Mayumi Elegado

    Learn some healthy alternatives to hormone-related binging at the Women’s Wellness Weekend presented by Tahoe Forest Hospital.

  • We, at Moonshine Ink, are interested in exploring the idea that our area is a spiritual place and that people may gravitate to The Lake of the Sky to connect with Something, or that Something may call to them once they are here. This month’s Java Jabber is the official launching of a new column, called 'A Spiritual Place,' where we delve into these issues.

  • Kira Yannetta

    Java Jabber
    Java Jabber stumbles across a school session at Wild Cherries.

  • Kira Yannetta

    Sedona is a spiritual magnet, which draws people for healing, personal transformation, growth and rejuvenation.


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