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Posts published in “Essays”

Politically Incorrect

Months ago, I was shopping at the Fortuna Safeway with Marilyn, my wife of 30 years. At the checkout counter, we were idly looking at…

Rossi Recall Attempt Announced

Director Emil Rossi was absent again at last week’s CSD meeting, but his presence was felt nevertheless. The recently formed group Friends of Anderson Valley…

Revolutionary Ecology

I was a social justice activist for many years before I ever heard of Earth First! So it came as a surprise to me, when…

Miller’s Super Market

Moab, Utah -- Wesley Wayne Smith, recently escaped from the Oklahoma State Penitentiary, was fatally wounded late last night in an armed confrontation after a…

Ward Stories

A joint called Polo's on Mason near Market, needing another bartender, put an ad in the paper the other day. Fifty applicants showed up.  Polo's…

Fort Bragg: My Hometown

Fort Bragg -- where the streets are straight, the fish are biting and the bars stay open in all weather. When I was a mallet-headed…

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