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AV High’s 21st Century Dress Code

AV High’s 21st Century Dress Code

Why have a dress code? That is what the majority of the students at Anderson Valley High School have been asking lately. Many students feel strongly about it. That it…

Mendocino Talking: Penny Marchand

Mendocino Talking: Penny Marchand

When you’re a mom with two great sons that are both successful, it’s strange to hear people refer to one of them as a rock star. I think both of…

Thousands Of Farm Workers Can’t Make A Living

Thousands Of Farm Workers Can’t Make A Living

At the end of the 1970s California farm workers were the highest-paid in the U.S., with the possible exception of Hawaii's long-unionized sugar and pineapple workers. Today their economic situation…

London Calling

London Calling

There are cranes everywhere in London, and not just down in the financial center, the City of London. Cranes crowd the south bank of the Thames and the north. They…

The End of Conversation: A Cartoon Sampler

The End of Conversation: A Cartoon Sampler

"It keeps me from looking at my phone every two seconds."…

My Generation

Generally speaking, I’ve never much liked the affluent white boys of my generation. Didn’t much like them when they were young, and I like them a whole lot less now…

Physician-Assisted Dying: Honest Choices

Physician-assisted dying (not "suicide" — a term that is not truly relevant here) is a complex and emotional issue. Here is a perspective done with a leading physician with much…

The Stony Lonesome: Stereotypes

If I were a big game hunter, one place I would absolutely not ply my trade would be a zoo. It wouldn't be an honest day’s work. Not at all…

Road Notes: Denver-Las Vegas

I'd been to Reno and found it thoroughly unpleasant, what my friend Dave would call a "real dump." And, my old buddy Bob ended his life of substance abuse problems…

Cover Stories

I recently got a letter from my editor at Counterpoint Press, the daring publishing company bringing out a paperback edition of my book Buddha In A Teacup in early 2016,…

Hiking The JMT

By the time you read this I should be somewhere on the John Muir Trail, most likely in Yosemite National Park. This will all be part of a two week…

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