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Sexual Harassment At Sonoma State

By the time that I arrived in the English Department at Sonoma State University in 1981 the party was largely over. No more nude encounters between students and faculty in…

Fort Bragg & The Mill Site

Fort Bragg & The Mill Site

On a brisk and wintery Fort Bragg morning November 27, walking down to city hall, for the Mayor’s open meeting I had the whimsical notion how odd it was that…

Autumn Reminiscence & Baseball Ramblings

In the land of the free and the home of the brave, when the golden days of autumn turn to cloudy, dingy days in December an American's thoughts can yearn…

Bird’s Eye View (Dec. 6, 2017)

Bird’s Eye View (Dec. 6, 2017)

This Trump Thing…or as it had been known previously for nearly 250 years up until now - The U.S. Presidency… Donald Trump tweeted that Theresa May, the British prime minister,…

The Proto Object Of Desire

The Proto Object Of Desire

In the annals of Americana there is a particularly virulent and widespread trope infecting the memoirs of boyhood, the one about the Object of Desire, its discovery, what it symbolizes,…

A Modest Proposal For Rebuilding Santa Rosa

As Sonoma County gets ready to rebuild its burned-out neighborhoods I would like to make a modest proposal: that no regulations whatsoever be imposed on builders, contractors, plumbers, electricians, carpenters…

Our Boy Bob

Our Boy Bob

Lots of Manson publicity since he died, and it's notable how many people had some sort of connection to Charlie. Musician friend of mine showed me a pair of moccasins…

Dutch Fred & William Kelly

Most people know that Bald Hill is north and slightly east of Fort Bragg, but few have ever seen the monument astride the top. It rests alongside a giant eucalyptus…

On The Road To Rochester

On The Road To Rochester

The glaciers were bigger then. I gained renewed appreciation for their scale two weeks ago when making the long climb by bicycle out of one of the holes they dug…

County Notes

According to governmentjobs.com Mendo is looking for several new senior people: Ag Commissioner, Assistant Auditor, Assistant Public Defender, Chief Probation Officer, Planning and Building Director, and Shelter Supervisor.…

Bird’s Eye View (Nov. 29, 2017)

Here is the menu for the Community lunches next week in the Senior Center at the Veterans’ Building in Boonville. The Center asks for a $6 donation from seniors and…