Impressions of China

I recently spent seven weeks traveling from Tibet to Beijing, and through Shanghai, Hong Kong, and nine other cities, traveling and staying…

Dear Boonville

I drive straight down your lonesome middle the other day and almost don’t recognize where I am. There are a lot of…

True Believers

The best season of the year is finally here. Baseball season. It's only a game that's being played, of course — but…

The Soul Searchers

I was minding my own business when I heard the thump of heavy footwear on the porch. I stepped outside in time…

Danny Kuny Looks Back

Long-time Valley resident Danny Kuny is leaving the Valley. He wanted to speak his mind one last time before he left.…

A Real Mountain Lion Story

The reverberations in the Valley continued into the night on Christmas Eve, 2003 after the day's shocking event. They were attributed to…

Journey to Vietnam

Leaving Jakarta, Indonesia, by plane we flew to Vietnam by way of Bangkok. It was easy enough but the wait in Bangkok…

Felipe’s Protest

Is the Mendocino County justice system out to get Mexicans? Do Mexicans suffer more than their share of unfair treatment at the…

Candidate Kerry

I tried shouting “Kerry-Edwards” on the step out to my garden. The cat yawned and the flowers drooped. Democrats know this in…