There really is one in California.  Here in Lakeport as I look out towards the Clear Lake from my shop window, I see snow swirling about against a backdrop of snow covered mountains… stunning.  We are catching up around here after a delightful holiday.  Our customers are the best: good natured and pleasant through out December.  With folks such as these, there really can be Peace On Earth.On January 31st [Thursday at 5:45] we will meet for our first book club gathering.  We’ll figure out who, what, when, where and why then.  I’m bringing chocolate chip cookies.  All are welcome to join us.  Just give me a call at 707.263.5787.Several events are upcoming in February, but let me tell you first about one in particular.  Sandra Wade, poet laureate of Lake County, California will be joining us to talk about her work as poet laureate and her creative process as artist.  Sandra has been encouraging youth to read and write through the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation in supporting “Poetry Out Loud”, a national recitation contest.  In her own artistry, just published on cd [and available at our store] is “From There to Here, poetry by Sandra Wade.  We look forward.  She’ll be here from 3:30 until 5:30.  After that join us at the Arts Council’s 1st Friday Fling.