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Notes On The Week That Was

USEFUL background reading: "Among the Believers" by the novelist V.S. Naipaul, an account of Naipaul's 1979 trip through the Islamic countries of Malaysia, Indonesia, Iran,…

Four Boonville Boys and the Cop’s Wife

Nobody disagrees on the basic facts.  There is fundamental disagreement on the particulars. The facts.  It was Tuesday, the last day of July, two weeks…

Ricky Adams Interview

There aren't many people left in Mendocino County whose lives are lived with the seasons, fishing and hunting and making split stuff when the rains…

Will Caspar Become a Sustainable Village?

In August of 1997 I joined with my neighbors to form the Caspar Community. We shared our dreams of Caspar and our concerns for the…

Judge Henderson, WalMart’s Newest Greeter

In a small claims suit over my arrest for petitioning at WalMart, Mendocino County judge Richard J. Henderson ignored basic facts in the case to…

Working the Pit

There have been times in my life when I didn't have a job, a car, a house or much more than the clothes on my…

A Culture of Fear

For twenty-seven years Ukiah High School’s popular shop teacher Charles Roberts has taught woodworking, advanced cabinetry and construction techniques to hundreds, if not thousands of…

Christopher, Please, Don’t Sue Henry!

Hitchens writes in Harper’s, and in his new book The Trial of Henry Kissinger, that this same Kissinger is a war criminal. Kissinger responds to…

The Cush-Maker’s Vacuum

Ten or twelve of the usual suspects were making party noises downstairs in the dining room, the kitchen, and the pantry. Banished hours earlier but…

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