Category Archives: Domes


Welcome to the Brandows’ 2017 year in review lettter. Glad you could find us here on ColorfulClay.Wordpress.Com, a blog which I have been neglecting, but resolve to add to more frequently in 2018. Our top story is the Seilers’ move … Continue reading

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UC Davis / Wilderness Love Story

Note: Brooke and I met forty (40) years ago this week on 10/10/1974.    Ms. Stephanie Towne, class of 2011, a writer and publications assistant with the Cal Aggie Alumni Association asked me the following three questions for a project … Continue reading

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It’s not about the Domes

Note: This was originally written for Bob Dunning’s 2012 contest: “Replace the above pictured columnist (aka Bob Dunning of The Davis Enterprise).” Twenty-one years ago I wrote in this space about organizing a twenty year reunion of the folks who … Continue reading

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Save the domes for the COFIEs

(Davis Enterprise, Letter to the Editor, March 17, 2011) As a UC Davis student in 1972, I had the unforgettable experience of helping to build the domes. I lived there until I graduated in 1975. That experience of self-reliance and … Continue reading

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Davis Hippies too Square for Berkeley

The construction site in full-flower was something to behold — science fiction in a farm field. The site was dominated by a giant mold that we’d constructed for manufacturing the 14 one-piece fiberglass domes. The mold looked like a rustic, rotating, radio telescope pointing north. Continue reading

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