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Posts published by “Tommy Wayne Kramer”

And Still They Howl

There was a time, and some of us remember it, when nightly howls echoed about the neighborhoods of Ukiah, howls intended as loud shouts of…

Any Newspaper Is Worth Fighting For

It’s been tough sledding for newspapers the past 30 years. Allow me to elaborate. The first two newspapers I worked on were The Plain Dealer…

Perfect Weather for Arsonists

We should start asking ourselves what our limits might be regarding traveling criminals who have found Ukiah an agreeable place to squat.  I’ve not been…

Ravens Join the Healing Parade

Two swallowtail butterflies are again fluttering in my backyard, bringing me cheer for about the 20th year in a row. It remains a mystery whether…

Graffiti & Other Noxious Topics

Graffiti is mildly annoying in small doses, but no city can risk allowing it to spread. Defacing public or private property is a test, and…

Willits, Minus Traffic & Exhaust

I hadn’t been to Willits in a year or more, and when I drove through it a week ago it slowly dawned that the city…

Marijuana 2021: Reefer Sadness

I've spent much my life around people with strong opinions about drugs and most of those opinions have been wrong if not lies. The more…

Getting Old the Elderly Way

It's fashionable to be old in America these days. Our elderly are treated with reverence tinged with envy, altogether proper for a generation that has…

Swearing, Language Of Morons

A couple years ago I was melting my brains while adding to future melanoma woes at Spring Training in Phoenix. It was scorching hot, or…

Old Libraries, Off-Ramps & Outlets

We are in the midst of a lengthy tailspin into incompetence and mediocrity. We are unable to do anything, or at least not well. Look…

Raised By (Laughing) Hyenas

Graduation season is everywhere, and be happy if you needn’t sit through yawn-inducing ceremonies celebrating the most recent students bumped from the educational assembly line.…

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