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Posts published by “Marilyn Davin”

Psychedelic Bluegrass

When I was in high school my father would get home from his San Francisco law office at around 7 and, much to my mother’s…

Gotterdammerung

An Englishman I met on a kibbutz in Israel during the many international travel years of my youth asked me a question I’ve pondered ever…

Lighting Up Your Life

Does anybody around here remember California Governor Gray Davis? You know, the guy who so hopefully set up extra card tables at the Capitol to…

Electric Shock

Remember in the not-so-long-ago past when America’s car makers very publicly cried foul over how electric cars would collectively toss them on the trash heap…

Battle of the Titans

Though I was only nine years old, I still remember how overjoyed my parents were back in November of 1960 when the votes had been…

Eros Bound

When I walked into the day room of the Bay Area board and care facility where my friend Sally lives, a pall of gloom had…

Rough Justice

Though there’s not much agreement between rednecks and libs these days, there’s one foundational issue that nearly everyone seems to agree on: U.S. Senate confirmation…

Himself

I never met him, never even saw him, though my formative years in the Bay Area were inextricably entwined with Charles McCabe. McCabe didn’t occupy…

The Pelosi House Appraisal

Dear Nancy:  2021 will soon gasp its last breath, providing you a timely opportunity to reflect on the year’s merciful conclusion and sketch out a…

Here Comes the Sun

Providing electricity to millions of customers is a zero-sum game for both electric utilities and their customers. The generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity are…

Kids

In 1969 my husband boarded a military transport bound for what he assumed would be a long flight to Danang. The flight landed instead on…

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