Hearts

1968 Zen was in. I tried without success to master ‘living in the now.’ 1998 Now, of course, it is simple. Living…

The Working Stiff

It’s been eight years since his death, but I can still see him and hear him, a wiry, gray-haired, hawk-nosed man. I…

The Cruelest Months

Spring is in the air, and like a toe-tapping number from Englebert Humperdink the effect of the fledgling sun and crocus balm is to coax us mortals into passionate, beautiful malevolence.…

Anatomy of a Blackball

Stop me if I’m whining, but as long-time readers are aware, quite a number of local tax funded agencies and quasi-public agencies…

Pesticide Myths

Council members, esteemed guests and citizens of Fort Bragg: My name is Marc Lappe. I direct the not-for-profit Center for Ethics and…

Logging to Infinity

Viewed from a low-flying plane as it skips across the mountains, California’s North Coast looks like some strange and terrible war zone.…

America’s Most Union Town

Anyone who remembers the big casino strike on the Las Vegas strip in 1984 can’t have many doubts about the willingness of…