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Yes All Lives Matter(And Worth Fighting For)

Yes All Lives Matter(And Worth Fighting For)

This is not going to end with a happy note…. What is this thing inside us that drives compassion? Why do we feel bad when we see other people or animals being harmed? Why do I feel guilty eating animals? What is this fire that rages at the sight of pain? A few days ago I […]

ROGUE

ROGUE

Blurb: There’s something about evil that I want inside me… By any measure Sean Tyler has the perfect life. He is a rising star in the FBI; he has a fantastic apartment in New Orleans and the pleasure of being one of the sexiest men alive. New Orleans is the ideal city for a man […]

Adventures in China: A Photographic Essay, Part I

Adventures in China: A Photographic Essay, Part I

During the last nine days of July, 2015, my girlfriend Nina and I went on our first “an adventure of lifetime” trip to China. Now that her kids are grown up and out of the house, and we both near fifty years of age, it’s time for both of us to truly enjoy our lives. […]

Why I Support Bernie Sanders for President

Why I Support Bernie Sanders for President

    (An excerpt follows from the keynote speech at the kickoff rally for Bernie Sanders on July 29 at the Grange in small town Sebastopol, attended by 180 people.  Half a dozen other house gatherings occurred elsewhere in Sonoma County, Northern California, with the one in Graton village drawing 55 people. Over 3,000 such […]

Film View: “Keep the Change”

Film View: “Keep the Change”

Tricky but human. Trying to be “normal.” How is normal defined? It isn’t something I am familiar with. All of us are different. Just like snowflakes. In the short film “Keep the Change,” the story opens at what appears to be a collective of people participating in a Group Therapy or Interaction type of mode. […]

LA Punk Rocker

LA Punk Rocker

LA Punk Rocker Fifteen stories of the punk era set in Los Angeles, written by LA Punk Queen Brenda Perlin and friends who lived every moment of an electric era in the City of Angels. That unique and precious time when punk rock was more than just a rebellion. This is what Billy Idol had […]

“A person without…

“A person without…

A PERSON WITHOUT A person without dreams Belongs to nothing Carrying light is heavy Darkness is no stranger Enter this world carefully Fallen doorways broken forever Great is the ruin left behind Hatred brought it down Identity matters too much Jaded those lacking understanding Killing has become too easy Love is slipping away Melting into […]

California’s North Coast Wine Industry: How “Sustainable” Is It?

California’s North Coast Wine Industry: How “Sustainable” Is It?

(Sonoma County, California) Sonoma County Winegrowers bought an expensive, full-page, color ad, using tax dollars, in the July 12 daily Santa Rosa Press Democratand in various weeklies, such as the North Bay Bohemian and Sonoma West. The ad ignited a firestorm of protest with angry letters to editors and online comments from the community storming […]

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