Public Citizen ~ Larry Barnett

Larry Barnett Larry Barnett lives in Sonoma where he was elected to three terms on the City Council and served twice as Mayor. A thirty-three-year resident, he currently serves as Chair of Sonoma's Planning Commission. He has been married for 48 years, has two daughters and three grandchildren.

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Homo whaticallus

Posted on June 17, 2024
Homo whaticallus

The Homo line of bipedal humans sequenced through a variety of iterations before settling down, albeit uncomfortably, into the one... Continue

Reverting to orality

Posted on June 11, 2024
Reverting to orality

People have been speaking and using words for a very long time, but writing and reading is something relatively new. The bicameral... Continue

The choices we make

Posted on June 3, 2024
The choices we make

Being born is choiceless, but fairly soon thereafter we begin to choose. The choices we make follow the branching structure of time,... Continue

Life and death on Hwy. 101

Posted on May 27, 2024
Life and death on Hwy. 101

People are afraid of being killed by all sorts of things: branches falling from big trees, being attacked by vicious dogs, dying in... Continue

The religion of politics

Posted on May 20, 2024
The religion of politics

The role of religion in American society waxes and wanes. I remember back in the 70s when Time Magazine unearthed Friedrich Nietzsche... Continue

On whispering to flies

Posted on May 13, 2024
On whispering to flies

Everyone gets flies in the house from time to time, and we’re no exception. Sure, we’ve got screens on our windows but in one way... Continue

Are we governable?

Posted on May 6, 2024
Are we governable?

Despite an avalanche of laws, political systems, religious doctrine, and just plain ordinary human experience, humanity’s wildness... Continue

Firmness and flexibility

Posted on April 29, 2024
Firmness and flexibility

A strong wind Bamboo deeply bends and sways. In shifting shadows A robin sits, Undisturbed. The blustery storm of world events –... Continue

Forget about death

Posted on April 24, 2024
Forget about death

In contrast to most of human history, present day western culture does not like to think seriously about death. This is not to say... Continue

Dishwasher Chess

Posted on April 15, 2024
Dishwasher Chess

The Pieces: Dirty cups, bowls, plates, platters, glasses, knives, forks, and spoons; an assortment of shapes of varying sizes that... Continue


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