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The limits of freedom

Posted on March 16, 2019
The limits of freedom

The word “freedom” implies “no limits,” the presumption that free will alone constrains human action; but... Continue

Society recapitulates phylogeny

Posted on March 3, 2019
Society recapitulates phylogeny

I recall my high school biology teacher, Mr. Ricci, explaining the phrase “Ontology Recapitulates Phylogeny”, as much... Continue

Perpetual elections

Posted on February 14, 2019
Perpetual elections

Is the 2020 presidential election coming too soon or not soon enough? Still in the midst of recovering and adjusting to the realities... Continue

Particular forms of torment

Posted on January 30, 2019
Particular forms of torment

The methods and strategies devised by ego to sustain itself are largely primitive and barbaric. They display themselves due to the... Continue

No, we can’t all get along

Posted on January 16, 2019
No, we can't all get along

Put people together and you’re sure to find trouble. Families, husbands and wives, siblings, cousins, politicians; no matter... Continue

My 400 mouths to feed

Posted on December 25, 2018
My 400 mouths to feed

People like to take care of living things, like plants or pets. Watching plants or animals grow and change stimulates physical and... Continue

The animate and the inanimate

Posted on December 13, 2018
The animate and the inanimate

As living beings we naturally gravitate to other animate things, like plants and pets that become companions in our homes and lives.... Continue

No land left for affordable housing? Hogwash!

Posted on December 7, 2018
No land left for affordable housing? Hogwash!

There seems to be a persistent impression that the City of Sonoma has run out of land for new housing. If we’re talking about... Continue

Eating out side of the box

Posted on November 22, 2018
Eating out side of the box

It’s come to this; shopping, food preparation and cooking are so burdensome that corporate America has concluded a smart profit’s... Continue

Screen time — then and now

Posted on November 17, 2018
Screen time -- then and now

Much is being made at present about the effects of screen time, particularly on children. Screen time, of course, refers to the time... Continue