Connecting the Dots

Fred Allebach


Star Trek and the Ferengi problem

Posted on July 14, 2017

Star Trek has been a TV and movie series, since the mid 1970s, that constitutes a major popular culture meme that explores human nature... Continue

The status quo is unsustainable

Posted on July 11, 2017

A friend is attending the JC and having registered for classes, the next step is to look for books and get them ordered. The textbook... Continue

Hospital South Lot needs a Plan B

Posted on July 2, 2017

It is a shame that no developers could come up with any hospital South Lot housing options that more forcefully address the valley’s... Continue

School Board issues analyzed

Posted on June 30, 2017
School Board issues analyzed

Two competing narratives have emerged regarding the current state of the Sonoma Valley Unified School District. Narrative number one... Continue

Comments and Suggestions from the May, 2017 Council Strategic Planning Session

Posted on June 30, 2017

A few thoughts for the erstwhile council goals session. The change of venue to strategic planning is good. This simple change allows... Continue

House wrens pay a visit

Posted on June 29, 2017
House wrens pay a visit

To our surprise, a pair of very small house wrens made a nest in our kitchen window planter box, under a potted spider plant, not... Continue

High rent + low pay = alienation

Posted on June 21, 2017

At Kindergarten age, impulses rule and we are taught how to behave. Parents and Kindergarten instructors teach kids to share, to not... Continue

Woody Guthrie folk themes still relevant

Posted on June 16, 2017

The song Going Down the Road Feeling Bad, written by Woody Guthrie and Lee Hays, was a Dust Bowl era epistle to climate change, immigration,... Continue

Sonoma morning meditation

Posted on June 11, 2017

As conscious beings, we have no choice but to know the world we live in. This knowing can proceed unquestioned, on automatic pilot,... Continue

Commission selection process up for debate

Posted on June 3, 2017

The city council considered changes to the commission selection process on June 5.  The agenda packet, pp. 116- 124 has the commission... Continue