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. He currently serves on Sonoma's Planning Commission. He has been married for 43 years, has two daughters and three grandchildren.

Archives


Reversion to the mean

Posted on August 8, 2022
Reversion to the mean

In statistics, ‘reversion to the mean’ is a term used to describe that observation of the extreme is followed by observation of... Continue

The evolution of All-About-Me

Posted on July 25, 2022
The evolution of All-About-Me

At the beginning of 20th century, coincident with the rise of high technology and the advancement of science – the telegraph,... Continue

Metaphorical Me

Posted on July 17, 2022
Metaphorical Me

I am my mind and my body, and they are me. So it is that my self-consciousness imagines itself. My inner thoughts, unspoken but constructed... Continue

‘Malignant dissociative contagion’

Posted on July 1, 2022

This is what psychologist Sue Grand calls the type of psychological disturbance spreading across America and the world right now. It’s... Continue

We are fine, yes?

Posted on June 18, 2022
We are fine, yes?

There are so many ways we tell ourselves that everything is going to be just fine. “We’re America,” we’re told, “there’s... Continue

California’s anti-democratic housing regulations

Posted on June 6, 2022
California’s anti-democratic housing regulations

In its rush to solve a so-called housing crisis, actually a housing affordability crisis, California has disenfranchised the power... Continue

The Ins and Outs of Fast-Food

Posted on May 30, 2022
The Ins and Outs of Fast-Food

My wife and I offered to drive our granddaughter to an appointment in Santa Rosa, and as we neared the destination, we passed an In-N-Out... Continue

Purple Haze

Posted on May 23, 2022
Purple Haze

I grow intestinal polyps as well as the wine country grows grapes. Such polyps, benign growths when small and young, can become pre-cancerous... Continue

Preserving Sonoma’s urban arboretum

Posted on May 16, 2022
Preserving Sonoma's urban arboretum

The trees and shrubs lining our streets and filling front and back yards help form our primary urban landscape; their shade, varied... Continue

America’s Taliban

Posted on May 5, 2022
America's Taliban

America has always had reactionaries, people highly resistant to cultural change and determined to undermine the forces underlying... Continue


Sonoma Sun | Sonoma, CA