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Random Thoughts on a Grey Morning

I woke this morning determined to write about the influence of John Keats’ sensual imagery on Alfred (Big Al) Tennyson, but who am I kidding?…

Mr. Hargrave’s Greenhouse

An angry man called Karen Ottoboni’s public affairs program on KZYX last Friday. “Talking about marijuana growing in this county, here’s a scandal. In Rancho…

GMO Farmer Busted

Motorists driving West on Mountain View Road this past summer might have noticed there was a stand of corn growing off to the left, in…

Reckless Drinking

Last week we set sail through “Ukiah After Dark,” on the inland party boat without mentioning that the consequences of a night on the town …

Marijuana Imperialism & Patrick Fourmy

When the Drug Enforcement Agency raided a large-scale marijuana grow three weeks ago on Navarro Ridge Road, neighbors of the pot gardens were very pleased.…

We Have Nothing To Lose But Our Walls

We are being walled in. Every second that we stay here, they are adding another inch to the wall they are building along the southern…

Great Basin, Great Ride

Quick, you old experienced touring rider out there, arise and identify the largest physical feature of the American west? The Rocky Mountains you say? Sorry,…

Expatriation, Part Dos

I’m at a disadvantage here, writing for the AVA. I don’t have a clue if anyone is even reading this stuff since I can’t get…

Mitch Clogg for Congress!

California's spectacular First Congressional District, the longest C.D. in the lower forty-eight states, stretches 300 awe-inspiring miles from the Oregon border to the San Francisco…

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