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Posts published in “Day: December 23, 2009

Civil Rights & Wrongs In ‘The Golden State’

The legendary American abolitionist Frederick Douglass observed in the 1800s that "Power concedes nothing without demand. It never did and it never will." And thus…

Off the Record 12/23/2009

THE COUNTRY may be sliding into permanent Depression, but Mendocino County’s judges, already more numerous in relation to the County’s sparse population than they are…

Bernie the Quitter Fools Us Again

Vermont’s Senator Bernie Sanders spoke for months about his “historic” efforts to get a vote on a single-payer health care bill in the Senate. While…

Something Nice

A young woman suggested I write something nice for the holidays.

I said I'd try.

Farm To Farm

The matsutakes are emerging along the ridges. If you know where they are you are finding them. If you don't, you probably won't. A person…

Spy Rock Memories, Part 2

In my younger days I had a habit that I thought was amusing but which I imagine most people found very annoying. It consisted of…

If the Key Fits

If it's action you want, Hoyle's your cop.

He's an action guy, what you call a polarizing figure, a strong personality of the old school lawman type. Thirty-three years on the thin blue line.