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The War’s Aftermath

Seldom in European history has an invading power so exaggerated its own strength, and underestimated that of its enemy to the degree that Russia did…

My Christmas Wasn’t Like Yours

How was my Christmas? Have a seat and I’ll tell you all about it. WEATHER: There I was, knee deep in the frozen tundra of…

Welcome 2023, Storms and All

I’m sitting in my office on Monday morning, the 9th of January, enjoying the electrical power.  We have had power through most of the storms…

Right & Wrong In The 21st Century

At the bus station, an old bum rolled himself around in a wheelchair, and as he rolled past me and onward, I could see the…

Confessions Of A Curbside Weenie

My local health food store stopped curbside pickup on November 30th and I sure miss emailing my order in on Thursday and picking up my…

A Trip In San Francisco

Janice, Dierdre, and I arrived in San Francisco late in the spring of 1961, just as the cold seasonal weather was closing in. (Mark Twain…

Bob McKee, Another View

Bob McKee gave me my first job when I arrived in Humboldt County in 1969, a poor hippie with a broken down car and a…

San Franciscana

Oh, it's a city, all right. Idle statistic: San Francisco has some 800 buildings over seven stories tall, more than the rest of California combined.…

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