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Posts published by “Cody Hoover”

Mineral Wrongs

We boarded an airplane at San Jose's Mineta Airport in December, taxied down the runway until the nose pointed to the sky and we lifted…

The Oakland General Strike

“During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.” — George Orwell On the morning of November 2nd 2011, I drove northbound…

Summer Is Over

There's a door in the back of the Ten Mile Courtroom in Fort Bragg that is rarely left open. It’s behind the court reporter's desk…

The True State Of The Nation

“You must go to AA meetings everyday,” instructed Judge Clayton Brennan to John Bowman in Fort Bragg’s Ten Mile Courtroom last Tuesday. Bowman was in…

A Tree Growing Below Barbed Wire

“That a war of extermination will continue to be waged between the races, until the Indian race becomes extinct, must be expected. While we cannot…

Rasta Notes

“He causeth the grass to grow for the cattle, and herb for the service of man.” — Psalms 104:14 “I don't have a credit card…

Poisoned Rainbows

“Even damnation is poisoned with rainbows.” — Leonard Cohen “I'm going to ask if anyone needs an interpreter,” announced the mustached court interpreter to the…

Walking Bike

When the weather is dry and the summer teases the Valley I have been gardening, landscaping, weed-whacking and digging in the hills of Philo. My…

Naked In Gualala

A week after my van broke down I had a nude modeling gig at a figure drawing class in Gualala. I was living on Signal…

Meth & Ab, Ab & Meth

Before I walked into the Ten Mile Courthouse building in Fort Bragg on a Tuesday morning I read a bumper sticker on a large pickup…

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