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Fall Chest­nut Gathering

As promised, here are the plans for Mendocino Permaculture's 28th Annual Chestnut Gathering and George Zeni Memorial Potluck at the Zeni Ranch on Saturday, November 7, 2009 from 10am until…

Mexico

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Another city, another time. You’re here in this once authentic Mexican fishing village ruined by gringo tourism and the human carrion birds who run the real estate…

Keevan Labowitz from Kenya

I found a note in the faculty room at AVHS and think it deserves a broader audience. These are excerpts not the entire text. “What’s up music lovers!? So I…

Gowan’s Generosity

The Gowan family once again invited every kinder­gartener and first grade student to come on down and pick (for a tiny fee) their very own Hallow­een pumpkin right out of…

All the Populism Money Can Buy

Across the country, weekend before last there were anti-war demonstrations, modest in turnout, but hopefully a warning to Obama that war without end or reason in Afghanistan, plus 40,000 more…

In the Land of the Surfer Brah’

The past few years haven't been kind to Mexico's image. The unceasing hum of violence and corruption—of beach and border town shootouts, of high profile kidnappings and murders and bribes—would…

Be Not Afraid

Well everyone, it’s still harvest time and now we’re getting into the hardy winter warming vegetables. If you come to the Boonville Farmers Market Saturday mornings from 9:45 to noon…

The Case of Caster Semenya

The case of Caster Semenya has seen the admini­stration of athletics go about as badly wrong as it pos­sibly can. Semenya is the 18-year-old South African woman who won the…

Highway Robbery In Comptche

Back in the days when the West was wilder, there was a way station on Orr Springs road three miles west of the junction of the Low Gap and Orr…

Puta Caballo

About horses, I knew not much. The few I had rid­den back in the States were beaten down robots one finds in rental stables-the giddy-up-go plodders that get you from…

White House v. Fox News: A War Obama Can Win

The jousting between the White House and Fox News is drawing grave warnings from pundits to Obama’s team that this is a losing issue for their man. They quote the…