Whats Up With That? - Katy Byrne

Poop happens

Why is the subject of poop so important in Sonoma? We take great pride in our lovely town, and we argue constantly about whether to... Continue

High temperatures, rising tempers

The Fourth of July was bubbling with fun, except the booming firecrackers scared my dogs to death. Willie trembled as we hid in my... Continue

Gut feelings

Health is a big deal. I have friends who eat mainly protein or veggies, rice or nuts — no carbs or gluten. (Or, are we nuts?)... Continue

If you can’t say something nice…

Why do people make such odd comments after the death of friends? It kind of throws me: “Oh well, she wasn’t into health foods and... Continue

From birds to bees

Spring has sprung, bees are buzzing and so are people. As birds bring tiny branches to my bird house, humans seem to want community,... Continue

Memo from Caesar the cat

It’s hard going through old papers and picture albums. The dust and memories are tough, sometimes. I miss my mother every day. But,... Continue

Consumed by a weight-loss culture

What’s eating me? I’m so tired of the pressure to lose weight! I don’t think anyone in California ever feels thin enough. What’s... Continue

Money, death and spring

I know it’s the beginning of spring and we’re supposed to lighten up, but I have a hairball tonight. Sometimes I just have to get... Continue

Community rocks

We are all challenged with something… death, divorce, illness, money issues, bad coffee, who knows what. It all makes community connection... Continue

Keep the change

This time of year even people with a lot of money worry about money. An average American spends $786 on Christmas gifts. And now, with... Continue