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No Holiday at the Colony Inn

I’ll admit I was down-and-out. I was borderline Fun Bunch. But these things are subjective. One man’s pith is another’s drivel. I was in the…

The President and Corporate Fraud

I felt like blaming someone when, like millions of other Americans, I took a WorldCom bath. How, I asked my wife, could the company that…

Cutting Line

Fighting wildland fires for a living is a real good way to get yourself hurt or killed, and make damn little money in the process.…

Tennis in Point Arena

A gust of wind scattered some empty cups that had gathered on the table, their ranks in disarray as they were easily tossed about. I…

Is the US Navy Killing Children in Nevada?

Last June, Adam Jernee died from acute lymphocytic leukemia, a remorselessly fast-moving cancer of the blood. He was eight-years old and had fought the cancer…

The Enemy of Nature

“Never has a holocaust been carried out so impersonally.”

In his 2000 presidential campaign, Joel Kovel ran to the left of Ralph Nader. Just as Nader’s campaign was purely symbolic in the context of money-driven politics, Kovel could barely manage a whisper against the roaring backdrop of Green Party enthusiasm for Public Citizen #1.

No More Mrs. Nice Guy

The first story I ever wrote was about a racehorse. His name was Stubs. He was a short, scrubby horse with a broom tail and…

Bari Juror Speaks

Last week, Judge Claudia Wilken lifted the gag order she had placed on the jury that awarded Darryl Cherney and the estate of Judi Bari…

Draining the Heart of Fort Bragg

At first, American lumbermen were mystified when Chinese laborers gathered the slime-covered gastropods from the cove where schooners moored to load Union Lumber Company products.…

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