Press "Enter" to skip to content

Posts published by “Jean Swearingen”

Into the Woods

The first live stage performance of Into the Woods that I ever saw was a production by the Davis Musical Theatre Company during the summer…

Blocked!

Since I am, at the very least, a semi-regular Contributor to the AVA, and haven’t contributed anything for awhile, I figured it was time to…

50 Years

I was on my way to eighth grade math class, in the makeshift middle school in Dixon, in Solano County (four years after my family…

‘Guarding Incursion’

It’s a rainy Sunday afternoon in Ukiah, and I have just finished watching the Nicolas Cage/Shirley MacLaine film Guarding Tess for the umpteenth time, this…

Leadership

A few months ago my older son came to visit me in Ukiah en route from Oregon (where he had been living for several years)…

Dichotomy

Once again, I feel absolutely compelled to respond to another of Mark Scaramella’s front page articles, this one in the July 3rd edition, on boozing…

Cukcoo’s Nest

Judging by Mark Scaramella’s front page article in the June 12th edition of the AVA, mental health issues are still an extremely hot topic in…

Janis & Jimi

Last October, toward the end of the month, I made one of several trips to Ukiah from Clearlake, where I was living at the time.…

Rogue Wave

“… for my mind misgives Some consequence yet hanging in the stars Shall bitterly begin his fearful date With this night’s revels… But He, that…

The Easter Lily

Because my father was the minister at the Methodist churches in Boonville and Philo, and therefore I grew up in a church environment, I have…

To Tom Hine

Last Wednesday, the 13th, I plunked down $16.95 at the Mendocino Book Co. on School Street in Ukiah for your book, Teach Your Dog to…

-