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Posts published by “Tommy Wayne Kramer”

Misspent Years, Squandered Lives

Suppose you were living in Mendocino County in 1972 and suppose that, being young and idealistic, you wanted your life to have meaning. You wanted…

Smoking Kills, But So Does Life

A friend of mine on the Mendocino Coast has tried every recreational drug known to druggies, hippies and doctors, and lots of the prescription meds…

Improving Ukiah, If It’s Not Too Late

There are many ways to improve Ukiah, and here are a few: 1) No parking in front yards. No more cars, trucks, boats, broken motorcycles,…

More Ham In Your Cheerios, Dear?

Bought me some ham a couple weeks back. Purchasing a ham would not ordinarily warrant an ordinary column but it was no ordinary ham. It…

Promises, Promises

As a simple matter of principle, and a tiny dash of “Screw you!’ added for flavoring, citizens should vote against anything having to do with…

Words Ain’t What They Used To Be

Definitions dreamed up in a slow stretch at the column-writing factory: APPLE: Once defined as a fruit varietal, now best known as a cyber-digital entity,…

Rolling Thunder, Horizontal Rain

Clear skies and a sunny summer sun can coexist for only so long here in North Carolina. Temperatures rise. Pressures escalate. Opposing fronts assemble, square…

To Britain, And All I Got Was This Column

Back from the British Isles with plenty to say, and because I’m a licensed journalist and certified expert you should feel free to ignore it…

Dazed & Abused, We Hike London

If we’d planned to insert ourselves into the middle of the royal mess of the logistical nightmare that knotted London’s streets for many blocks following…

Million Roses For A Queen

A journey of 3000 miles begins with a flight delay as someone probably once said, along with the Death of Her Majesty, as Agatha Christie…

Dirty Plea Deal? I Doubt It

We can hardly encounter a steaming chunk of news media these days without being forced to consider the matter of the Guilty as Hell cop…

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