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Spy Rock Memories, Part 7

One of the drawbacks of dividing my time between Spy Rock and the city was the rigmarole I had to go through every time I…

Spy Rock Memories, Part 6

Winter came in hard that year, and stayed hard. By mid-December it was obvious I wouldn’t have enough firewood to last till spring, and between…

Spy Rock Memories, Part 5

While it was happening, and for a long time afterward, there was no doubt in my mind that 1985 was the worst year of my…

Spy Rock Memories, Part 4

As soon as you give something a name, it begins to die, says an old Chinese proverb, and its corollary might be that as soon…

Return To The Emerald Triangle

Contrary to Thomas Wolfe’s dictum, you can indeed go home again. It’s just that there’s no guarantee home will be anything like the way you…

O, Laytonville!

“Hey,” my nephew said, “that place you used to live is in the newspaper.” And so it was; in a lengthy SF Weekly piece about…

England Expects

Sooner or later during any international football com­petition in which England features we are sure to hear some variation on “England expects,” the reference being…

Idiot Wind Redux

45 years ago, as a 17 year old high school senior, I cringed as I saw the pictures of civil rights marchers being brutally beaten…

An Idiot Wind

Given my choice of movies, the execrable Michael Jackson puff piece/pseudo-documentary *This Is It* would have remained near the bottom of my list, but on…

Spy Rock Memories, Part 3

All right, maybe I exaggerated a little bit. There were a few weeks of spring before summer hit with full superheated force. As I was…

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