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Posts published by “Marilyn Davin”

The Pelosi House Appraisal

Dear Nancy:  2021 will soon gasp its last breath, providing you a timely opportunity to reflect on the year’s merciful conclusion and sketch out a…

Here Comes the Sun

Providing electricity to millions of customers is a zero-sum game for both electric utilities and their customers. The generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity are…

Kids

In 1969 my husband boarded a military transport bound for what he assumed would be a long flight to Danang. The flight landed instead on…

Meeting, Kind of, the Famous Mr. Redbeard

Finally, more than an hour after my arrival, I first set eyes on William Allan ‘Redbeard’ Evers, accused burglar additionally charged with the attempted murder…

In Thieves We Trust

My close friend Sally’s health took a nosedive after her second stroke. And like many old people – and candor demands that we ourselves could…

Brotherly Love

As an adult, the smartest thing my mentally ill and drug-addicted brother did was to move to the City and County of San Francisco. I…

My Brother’s Keeper

Mental illness, with all its many ripples as it winds its destructive way through our families and communities, is a regular and growing topic in…

Lend Me Your Ears

Hearing activists and Americans with hearing loss alike were undoubtedly popping champagne corks in celebratory glee on August 18, 2017, when President Donald Trump signed…

Healing the Needy Knee

My parents had many droll and irreverent friends, among them their orthopedist, who declared (most likely after a few belts at one of their circa…

Read No Evil

With PC outrage on the rise over several children’s books by the newly “racist” Dr. Seuss, I called up the Ukiah library to see if…

Tracking Dana Gray

Ah, San Francisco…greatly beloved since the very day of my sixteenth birthday, when, with the ink barely dry on my driver’s license, I sallied forth…

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