In response to:

The Greening of the Economy

Milt37 Wrote: Dec 30, 2012 8:13 PM
Marita, I hope when you're cooking, the only way you go green is with the Hatch chile. I still miss the smell of roasting green chile peppers outside the supermarkets in New Mexico. Thanks for always being so responsive to all your readers. And have a very happy new year.

The contrast between then and now, the past and present, is startling. Sitting in the Carson Mansion, overlooking the Humboldt Bay, watching the boats bobbing in the marina, it is easy to picture what life must have been like in the heyday—1884-85—when William Carson built what has become one of the area’s most conspicuous landmarks. Now known as the Ingomar Club, the mansion is only open to members—one of whom was my host.

The conversation started with a comment about the region’s past professions: logging and fishing. “What is the leading industry today?” “Pot, I’m told.”

The answer was easy...