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The Dow or The Tao

The Dow or The Tao

No stocks or bonds, no savings account, no credit cards. Essentially I am an economic non-person, living on the cheap. The upside of this is no debt, the downside is…

Flight

Flight

(The following excerpt is from a chapter by Anderson Valley resident Susan Robinson, of her recently published book, The Music from the Lighthouse — wherein we follow the journey of…

Oscar, Scammed

Oscar, Scammed

My son and I argue movies all the time. He thinks that the Academy and other film industry prizes are well deserved while I can’t recall a Golden Globe or…

‘Search for Truth: The Seeker Begins’

‘Search for Truth: The Seeker Begins’

Self-published novels don’t have to be self-indulgent. Bryan Radzin’s one and only self-published novel describes the cross continental adventures of a young, idealistic California journalist who unearths a global conspiracy…

Finding Orlando

Marking the beginning of a new year on January first is a foolish thing. January is a cold, wet month filled with gloomy skies. Check the obituary page, more people…

The Stony Lonesome: Happy New Year!

She moved as if she were visiting from a planet with a less dense and restrictive atmosphere; gravity seemed to affect her less and air could not gain purchase on…

Mendocino Talking: Terry d’Selkie

Mendocino Talking: Terry d’Selkie

(Terry started out in Utah, became a teacher, then moved to California and then to Mendocino County where she has been involved in school gardens, harvesting seaweed, and other community…

My Two Jobs

Unionville, Connecticut was the other side of the tracks - the sleazy, working-class end of Farmington, so disreputable it had to have a different name, lest Farmington proper be embarrassed.…

Ducks or Beavers?

So which is Oregon’s Official State Animal? Is it the duck or the beaver? Considering how no professional gambler has ever made a living betting with the crowd, let’s put…

Change The Name!

I saw grizzlies in Yellowstone in October. About as close as you can come to going back to native worship. I stopped again at Little Bighorn on the way back…

Sex, Drugs & Poetry? 1969-70

Sex, Drugs & Poetry? 1969-70

I was working at the Tides Bookstore in Sausalito in the spring of 1970 when my book came out. I had been a Milwaukee Poet, and with my friend Chuck…

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