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Posts published by “Marilyn Davin”

Tale of Two American Deaths

When a close girlfriend was recently in the market for an “assisted living” facility for her husband of 40 years, I volunteered to check out…

Is It True that I’m No Longer Young?

Every year my mom’s brother-in-law Earl packed up what he needed for a few days out in the Oregon woods and hunted elk. The meat…

Continental Cuisine

All emergency staff meetings at the tony French Laundromat bistro require mandatory attendance, but the latest meeting announcement was a picture of existential urgency. The…

Mom’s House

Whenever I drive through Ukiah and see youngish homeless men trudging along the side of the road with their backpacks, my first thought is always…

Jailhouse Blues

A second incoming arrestee has tested positive for COVID-19 at the Mendocino County jail on Low Gap Road in Ukiah. Both infected individuals were asymptomatic…

Back to School

I have a six-year-old grandson, a newly minted kindergartner. The trajectory of his recently launched educational life is a cautionary tale. My daughter and her…

Essential Programs

If you’re into politics you’ve probably experienced a moment after reading something that really resonated with you and you thought to yourself “That is so…

Slip-Sliding Away

During all the long years of my fulltime corporate employment I had a skewed view of the world. Not because of boardroom policies or existential…

Post-Deadline Child Abuse News

Ever wonder why you don’t hear about child abuse until the kid’s dead? After looking into a child-abuse tip that came into the AVA I…

Anybody’s Story

I hadn’t seen Natalie for a couple of years before her death. More and more, she was a no-show at family gatherings, and in any…

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