Like, Wow, Man

Response to a letter encouraging me to read a study on marijuana: It seems like you're trying to give me a sales…

Striptease for the Trees

Westport & Albion, CA. Oct. 18, 2000. While Rush Limbaugh denounces her on his nationally syndicated show, bare-breasted poet/activist “La Tigresa” continues…

Quiet Fun

“Is ditchwater dull? Naturalists with microscopes have told me that it teems with quiet fun.” — G. K. Chesterton I don’t own…

Deadbeat Daddy

Seventeen years ago I swore on my wife’s grave that I would keep our family together and watch our two baby boys…

Toxic Stew

One of the saddest aspects of pesticide research is reading literature about the experiments performed on lab animals. Millions of animals are…

The Case for Vouchers

School’s open again, this time with higher standards. Yep, we’re going to raise academic requirements despite the non-existence of a constituency to…

Narcissism as Politics

Not far from Stafford there's a thousand-year-old tree, once slated for destruction, that will now live on for centuries. Except for a…

Captain at the Mouth

Charles Fletcher, or Captain Fletcher as he was often called, was a sailor who was the first to settle at the mouth…

Marines and Timber Cowboys

When I returned home to our beautiful Anderson Valley from my tour of duty with the Army Paratroopers just before Christmas of…

St. Julia and the Apostles

I walked into the Booksmith bookstore on Haight Street in San Francisco at 6pm to see what time famous tree-sitter Julia Butterfly…

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