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Posts published by “Phillip Murphy”

Childhood Memories

The first clear memories of my childhood began in the town of Los Gatos, located in south end of Silicon Valley and nestled against the…

Where’s My Socialism?

For a variety of reasons I watch a fair amount of Fox News, which I’m frequently at odds with on issues and none more so…

Army Arrogance

“My God, what a beautiful day” I thought to myself as I was flying southbound in my 1954 Piper because for once the California Central…

The Constables

It wasn’t until I was around the age of twenty that my impressions of the cops really began to take form, with some of my…

Notes from the North

When I was growing up in the Silicon Valley during the 1960s, a mindset everyone there seemed to share was that California was not only…

Where Are the Fish?

Every late winter or early spring a great migration takes place from Clear Lake into some or all of it’s 17 main tributaries, involving mainly…

More Reasons to Hate PG&E—Sometimes

(Lakeport) — It may seem like going after low-hanging fruit to take a shot at PG&E these days, but there is an aspect of their…

How I Got Fired From KPFZ

Part 2: The Inquisition  Now the dies were cast — I was out of the station and forever labeled a white supremacist/misogynist. There was of…

How I Got Fired From KPFZ

Part 1: The Descent “Oh boy, you’ve really done it this time”, I thought to myself as I walked down the darkened hallway to the…

How Not To Grow Pot

"Oh crap," I thought to myself as my old pickup truck rattled to a stop in front of the barn, "This ain't good.” It was…

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