An App, To Buy a Candy Bar

The email to all employees seemed so darn happy: “Our newly-remodeled snack-room is now open! Stop by on your break!” So far…

Giving Back

“My grandmother is responsible for instilling in me the desire to give and to be of service,” says Sandy Mailliard. “I come…

RNC: None Shall Sleep

Across four nights, the televised program of the Republican National Convention had all the drama of an interminable student piano recital in…

Living with the Pandemic

Here in Mendocino County, by my non-empirical estimate anyway, barely a majority of folks comply with Pandemic Orders. It seems people living…

Journal of the Plague Year (#24)

Berkeley, CA August 31, 2020 – “Hatemonger. Stephen Miller, Donald Trump, and the White Nationalist Agenda” By Jean Guerrero. William Morrow, 2020,…

Implementing Prop 215

I didn't jump at District Attorney Terence Hallinan’s offer to be his press secretary. It would pay twice as much as my…

The Front Door

Top ‘o the mornin’ to you, Homer, in your all-white uniform, in your shiny new Dickies paint pants and a crisp white…

Creekside Farms Paradise

The bamboo is marching voraciously through the Texas heat here on Creekside Farms Road, wrapping around the party barn and heading toward…

The Progressive Mantle

OLD FOOTAGE: I'm stepping out of my small office in the Hall of Justice slipping a cell phone into the breast pocket…