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Posts published in April 2015

Where The Baltimore Cops Went Wrong

Journalist and creator of THE WIRE, David Simon, discusses riots, police and the death of Freddie Gray.

Mendocino County Today: Thursday, Apr 30, 2015

Guilty, Guilty, Guilty;
Nepal Earthquake;
Navarro Beach;
Talk & Squirt;
Police Reports;
Catch of the Day;
Sire of Sorrow;
May Day;
College Educated;
Chorus Concert;
Aigner's Obscenity;
Closing Offshore Loophole

Rural Rebellion in Northern California

Rural folk from four Northern California counties came in mid-April to a magical juncture where the life-giving Russian River empties into the majestic Pacific Ocean.…

Slaughterhouse Gulch

Three gulches west from the ranch that I live on, Slaughterhouse Gulch cuts the hillside north of the Albion River. Even in this fourth year…

Springtime Decisions

The dogwood tree outside my bedroom window is exploding with white flowers, in contrast to the redbud in the backyard. The forest edges are painted…

Big & Little Beggar Lake

Until a short time ago I, like many, had never heard of Sites or even what or where Sites was. A little research indicates that…

All At Once

Last year, handguns killed forty-eight people in Japan, eight in Great Britain, fifty-two in Canada, twenty-one in Sweden, and 10,728 in the United States. I was listening to the Giants sweep the Dodgers and feeling euphoric and glad when I received the email with those handgun death statistics, and I was reminded of a dharma talk I attended many years ago in Berkeley.

Letters (Apr 29, 2015)

We are all paying the "Fire Prevention Fee" to the State Board around now - I encourage everyone to do what we did, and enclose a note with your check to them along the lines of "Make MRC stop using their dangerous ‘hack and squirt’ tree removal!