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Dakotah Drives

Dakotah - The Drive Ends

Charles Edwards

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2009/Jan/05/Lake.jpgPoet, Dylan Thomas wrote: “Do not go gentle into that good night, Old age should burn and rave at close of day; Rage, rage against the dying of the light.” On January 4, 2009, Dakotah’s journey came to the intersection of antiquity and modern-times when the California Highway Patrol (CHP) ...

Willits - Redux

Charles Edwards

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2009/Jan/01/Willits_-_Gateway.jpgThe Fall of 1983 held several events that made world-wide impact. The United States invaded Grenada; Polish Trade-Union Leader, Lech Walesa won the Nobel Peace Prize; and the Korean passenger jet, KAL 007, was shot down after violating Soviet airspace.Locally, on November 16, 1983, a man was spotted south of ...

Dakotah - A Place In Time

Charles Edwards

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2008/Dec/31/Team_in_the_snow.jpgIn the past, Laytonville, California was little more than a mid-point stop for gas and a stretch whenever I traveled to Santa Rosa for my Trader Joe’s fix. One day, while on such a trip, a picture posted on the front door of the Chevron gas station and mini-mart caught ...

A Dakotah Christmas

Charles Edwards

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2008/Dec/23/IMG_0105.jpgI’m standing near the top of Rattlesnake Summit, ankle deep in mud, and the remnants of a brief snowfall, as evidenced by the slush along the roadside, looking at a red-colored covered wagon and four horses.Whereas this may sound like a passage out of a western novel of the late ...

Inside Dakotah

Charles Edwards

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2008/Dec/21/Dakotah_in_Leggitt.jpgFreedom is a peculiar companion, and in its company, satiation for movement seems unachievable. The angst of waiting was evident as Dakotah weathered the winter storms that assailed the north coast of California.Rain, snow flurries and cold, ensconced the makeshift ranch of horse and teamster along the main street of ...

The Heart of Dakotah

Charles Edwards

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2008/Dec/15/Dakotah_and_Ed_II.jpgThe road appears to be a mistress of those who travel without destination or goal beyond the next horizon, as her call must be answered when she beckons. The rewards of this journey measured in moments of the day at hand. Is it moral fortitude that allows one to momentarily ...

Dakotah Drives Part 2

Charles Edwards

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2008/Dec/15/Dakotah_Drives.jpgWhen one lives within accepted society, yet on the fringe of where civilization meets outcast, one might be mistaken for helpless. And nothing stands in the way of a “good deed”.When we met up with Dakotah today he insisted that we find a homeless shelter that could use a couple ...

Dakotah is alive and well

Charles Edwards

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2008/Dec/15/Dakotah_Drives_3.jpgI was with my wife late Friday afternoon as we started to leave for a four O-clock meeting with a new client in Meyer’s Flat, California. Just as we were about to enter southbound on highway 101, we saw a sight that made us both do a double-take. We live ...

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