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Posts published in December 2022

Off the Record (December 28, 2022)

YOUR BASIC DELICIOUS IRONY, historical division: The FBI, founded to hound the left, and faithfully hounded the left for decades under the old blackmailing cross-dresser,…

Valley People (December 28, 2022)

AFTER A LONG DAY sending our faint daily squeaks up into the ether's media maelstroms, The Major and I are winding down with a 20-20…

Mendocino County Today: Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2022

Showers | December Garden | Navarro Watch | Swimming Hole | Adventist Warning | Jesus Review | Ed Notes | Partner McKee | Klamath Crossing | Glaser Hurstory | Yesterday's Catch | Parking Ticket | Highsmith Toast | Clair Patterson | F-Book Confession | Leaving Teaching | Almayer's Folly | Israeli Government | Christmas Attire | Toxic Leader | Black Champ | Sharecropper Shack | Tired American | Possible Awakening | Nutmare | Ukraine | Another Payday | Winter Solstice

Fifty Years of Hippie History: The Arrival

It's 1972. I'm seventeen smoking a joint on an old tractor at a farmhouse we're renting for $45 a month in Solsberry, Indiana outside Bloomington.…

Mendocino County Today: Monday, Dec. 26, 2022

Heavy Rain | Blood Drive | Severn Nominated | California Redwoods | Lost Truck | King Tides | Nap Time | Berlin Noel | Dem Apologist | Yesterday's Catch | Santa Break | Parade Surprise | Silent Hum | Jobs Plan | Labor Laws | COLA Calculation | Stanford History | Free Julian | Crows Cavort | Harnden Sketch | Commie Panic | Octo FBI | War Party | Butterbean Shirts | Condom Ad | COP27 | Million Suns | Ukraine | Pretty Little Foot

Bach Laughs

The first musical technology I remember operating, from the age of five, was an Estey upright piano.  The second was a stereo, the make of…

Day Tripping: Waterfall Weather

Given the soaking rains Mendocino County received last week and the sunny skies being delivered this week, right now is a perfect time to visit…

Mendocino County Today: Sunday, Dec. 25, 2022

King Tide | Christmas Day | Winds of Change | Atmospheric River | Alton Flood | Mixed Messages | Friendly Neighbor | AV Events | Pet Mango | After Shock | Grandma's Cellar | Convertor Crooks | Mendo Gnomes | Come Together | Snow Carts | Chinook Return | Brodericks | Bout Sentence | Yesterday's Catch | Bodkins Wish | Playing God | Whiskey Trail | Mary Fields | Vader Claus | Marco Radio | Jack Johnson | Purdy Comeback | Breaker Boys | Dickens Christmas | Pant Repair | Twitter Thread | FBI Tree | Christmas Childhood | Persimmons

My Travels With Wes, 2: Back On The Road Again

Ward Ranch homestead, milepost 43.67 Last week’s travelogue ended up at Wes Smoot’s childhood family home on the Morrow Ranch, Highway 128 milepost 44.75. From…

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