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Posts published by “Tommy Wayne Kramer”

Wrap Your Cellphone In Tinfoil

The internet is the land of a million tongues and a thousand truths, many false. It’s a brightly lit shadowy world where facts are sometimes…

Fat Lady Singing ‘Goodbye, Covid’

Sporadically deadly, choosy in its victims, the COVID-19 era is staggering into the dumpster of obsolete diseases. Luck and science will soon end it and…

Coming Soon, Flying Carpets

Today we explore the shabby, semi-shady spending schemes of our elected representatives who, failing repeatedly and learning nothing, plunge ahead with billion dollar projects you…

A Big, Shiny, Hollow Puzzle

We’ve been hearing “change is good” for so long some of us believe it, but the more changes I see the more things get worse. …

Houses Where Nobody Lives

Many things puzzle me about Ukiah and someday I’ll write a 25,000 word column listing them. For today, let’s limit ourselves to asking why so…

Ukiah Defiant

I was hunting down some morning coffee at daughter Emily’s place in Santa Rosa and I opened a kitchen cupboard, pulled out a big white…

A Journey To Craft Beer & Back Again

Reviewing my notes and sifting through relevant historical documents, it appears the last era in which I qualified as genuinely hip (or was it hep?)…

Got Covid? Check Your Chakras

A hard shot of COVID19 would be a shock to our system but not in the way medical experts think. Mendocino County is different, weirder…

Notes from Here, There & Nowhere

Ukiah is a city of 16,000 with a median household income of $47,000.  This is what some city employees earn in a year, including benefits,…

Merry, Merrily Mary Lee Christmas To You!

Whether I’d been naughty or nice and regardless whether I’d shouted or pouted, Santa Claus has always been good to me. “Always” only goes back…

I’m Seeing 20/20 in 2020

Just like you and everyone we know, I’ve been spending the past few decades not paying much attention to my ever-worsening eyesight. This is because…

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