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A Porter Who Dared Protest

Affluent white train passengers snapping out orders. Broadly smiling black porters rushing to carry them out, fetching drinks, shining shoes, making beds, emptying cuspidors, rarely…

Vintners Behaving Badly

On Thursday, December 2, 1999, the Mendocino County Planning Commission will meet in the Cafeteria at the Boonville Fairgrounds at 9am. On the agenda are…

Parlez Vouz Anglais?

She had been waiting for this day for months. On this one test rested the ultimate fate of her young life. Such is the way…

Tim Leary Remembers the 60s

While I was writing the first “unauthorized history” of Dr. Timothy Leary and the psychedelic movement in America in the 1960s, I dropped in at…

Dope and the 11-Year-Old

When 11-year-old Spencer Musgrave appeared at Laytonville’s combined elementary and middle school on a recent Monday morning, the first thing he did was head for…

Bad Mondegreens

In the 1950s a kid standing next to me in church was singing along with "America the Beautiful," ending with "stand beside her, and guide…

Spinning Populism in American News Media

A specter is haunting America — the specter of populism. Now that Patrick Buchanan has left the Republican fold to seek the Reform Party's presidential…

Getting Giddy about Georgia-Pacific’s Tree Sale

With considerable fanfare, The Timber Company (aka Georgia-Pacific of Atlanta) has announced that it will follow suit — like its anti-trust spin-off Louisiana-Pacific, G-P is…

In Dreams

When I was in my late 20s I started having these incredible flying dreams. I could take off from a standing start and find myself sailing over

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