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Posts published by “Tommy Wayne Kramer”

We Never Said Goodbye

It’s often said they come in threes, and maybe we only note the coincidence when a third one arrives, often unexpected and always unwanted. In…

Crumpled Pages Near A Wastebasket

An elderly gent in a tuxedo and neatly trimmed white beard stands at center stage. A raven sits upon his right shoulder. The man speaks…

Calizuela, Here We Come

The most convincing lie California politicians have managed to sell to the public is the notion THAT homelessness is inevitable, exists everywhere, has no known…

Playing Third Bass Guitar, Jim Ray Hart

What remains of a once fine (and big) record collection sits upstairs, and even in its current emaciated state will leave dents in the floor…

Our Friend The Poet

Poetry, exhausted by the heavy burdens of sensitive emotions conjured up by dreamy sentimentalists, today is mostly found on dusty shelves in old libraries, none…

No Game For Old Men

I’d like to say the 2022 baseball season has me all excited, as amped up and thrilled as a front page Ukiah Daily Journal headline…

Dog, Gone

Twelve years ago we were heading north on 101 with our new doggie and Trophy said, Let’s stop a minute at the Hopland Superette. She…

Jack Flew Over The Retirement Nest

SCENE: Middle age couple pushing wheelchair into hospital, cranky old man (JACK NICHOLSON) aboard. At reception desk is LOUISE FLETCHER.  Jack’s children agree the “Bronze…

Another Day, Another Protest

I think there’s some protesting over on the coast or near the coast, maybe about logging. Or drilling, or a bridge, or the name of…

Trust Our Experts, Give Them Money

A recent column examined some of the ways we get ourselves worked up over imaginary threats to society, like the impact video games have on…

Insane Clown Posse: Threat Or Menace?

A friend has two kids in public school, so I apologized to her for the education they’ll not receive, and she went on to tell…

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