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On the scene – Send us lists of your favorites

Dixie Redfearn

I’ve been thinking a lot about lists lately. Why I like them. Why they’re fun to read. How to get some of them into the newspaper. Reader Dick Phillips called on Monday to talk about lists, of all things. He enjoyed a list we printed Saturday from the Grass Valley Library that included books people would memorize.

One way we could incorporate lists in Prospector would be to have readers send them in. I like the idea of “What’s in my CD player,” where you could list five or six CDs that are in your current rotation. Here’s mine:

1. Jack Johnson, “In Between Dreams”

2. Joss Stone, “Mind/Body/Soul”

3. 2005 Grammy nominees

4. Jackie Green, “Gone Wanderin'”

5. Loretta Lynn with the White Stripes

6. Soundtrack of “Love Actually”

What’s in YOUR CD player? Let us know!


On another note, I would highly recommend an event coming up March 18 and 19 at the Center for the Arts ” Saul Rayo’s “Tribute to Joni Mitchell.” Saul puts on an engaging show and works hard with other musicians to make it an evening to remember. He’s done a few of these. I went to his “Tribute to Paul Simon” last year, and it was one of the best things I attended all year.


We’ve written a lot about this, but I want to get a plug in for local author Jordan Fisher Smith and his literary debut, “Nature Noir.” Not only is it a captivating read, it’s so informative! You will learn about history, botany, park rangers and water management. There is not a boring sentence in the book. He’s done a terrific job and I find myself still thinking about “Nature Noir,” although I have since moved on to another book. Hats off to Jordan!

” Dixie Redfearn

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