Snark Infested Waters

Bob Edwards


A proclamation to keep Sonoma Sonoma

Posted on March 9, 2017
A proclamation to keep Sonoma Sonoma

We note that City Council is entertaining whether to declare Sonoma a Sanctuary City, or some such thing. The idea is to demonstrate... Continue

Post-electile dysfunction

Posted on February 11, 2017

Those reading this survived 2016, ready for the challenges of another New Year. After the last one, however, billions worldwide who’ve... Continue

Feeling the elephant

Posted on January 25, 2017
Feeling the elephant

One can’t live in or around the town of Sonoma for long without encountering one or two memorable if not always endearing characters... Continue

Another hand-crafted, artisanal commentary

Posted on December 16, 2016

Suddenly it seems everything is artisanal these days. Artisanal beer, biscuits, T-shirts, restaurants . . . the list of products and... Continue

Measure E is not enough

Posted on October 15, 2016

A glance at the school district’s report of its 2016 performance on statewide testing reveals the sad shape of our schools. But if... Continue

Yes on L – for love

Posted on September 29, 2016

It’s OK to say it out loud. They are the darlings of the local economy and of every politician driving under the influence of wine... Continue

Measure V: Leaf blower armageddon

Posted on September 3, 2016

In the competition for tourist attention, no place beats Sonoma when it comes to having Local Characters, who have outdone themselves... Continue

Extreme, extreme vetting

Posted on August 19, 2016

Recent events have demonstrated that there is a serious flaw in the workings of our constitutional democracy: Namely, no matter how... Continue

Mercy & wisdom, thoughts & prayers

Posted on July 14, 2016

With all the killing and craziness going on, an American optimist is hard to find these days. Even without the prospect of a Trump... Continue

Real political action

Posted on May 5, 2016

It’s almost impossible to get through a day without encountering another irate citizen of our Valley fuming about being disenfranchised... Continue