Journal of the Plague Year

Berkeley, CA; Week of 3/16 — Sunday afternoon. Preternaturally quiet. Church on the corner, with its small, aged, African-American congregation, has suspended…

World Water Day

Monday morning my Ocean Conservancy calendar proclaimed that today is World Water Day. A quick peek at Wikipedia reveals that WWD on…

Remembering Kayo

Being the son of a great man isn't easy. As a reporter I had seen Terence Hallinan in some very dramatic situations…

Albion Bridge Completion in 1944

Tom Wodetzki of the Albion Bridge Stewards recently gave the Kelley House Museum an interesting document. Its title is “Final Construction Report…

Fires & Food

It was October 26th, and I was writing a simple article about the power going out in Arcata and the subtle social…

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