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 as Vice Chair of Sonoma's Planning Commission. He has been married for 47 years, has two daughters and three grandchildren.

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Squrlz in da hood

Posted on December 1, 2022
Squrlz in da hood

When you have a 70-foot Black Walnut in the yard, you have a lot of squirrels. Right now, a clutch of four are scampering around its... Continue

Floitin’ with Fascism

Posted on November 20, 2022
Floitin' with Fascism

I know it sounds like the title of a 1940’s one-reel 3-Stooges movie, but America’s flirtation with Fascism ain’t no slapstick... Continue

The persistence of self

Posted on November 8, 2022
The persistence of self

I ran into an old friend at the market the other day, and when I asked him how he’s doing, he replied, “Still an asshole, and... Continue

Survival of the adaptablist

Posted on November 2, 2022
Survival of the adaptablist

Yes, I know adaptablist is not a real word, that is to say, one you’ll find in the dictionary. However, it is an excellent analogy... Continue

Does the universe have a purpose?

Posted on October 24, 2022
Does the universe have a purpose?

Aristotle thought so, and his ideas dominated for many thousands of years. Both living and non-living matter, he believed, were purpose-driven,... Continue

Warfare within, warfare without

Posted on October 17, 2022
Warfare within, warfare without

One could easily conclude that mankind is warlike; some would even argue that warfare is a natural, even beneficial activity, an opinion... Continue

The progress delusion

Posted on October 10, 2022
The progress delusion

Whether scientifically based or values-based, progress describes a path forward and indicates improvement over time. Using a scientifically... Continue

The Tenth Commandment

Posted on October 1, 2022
The Tenth Commandment

“You shall not covet your neighbor’s house. You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his male or female servant, his ox... Continue

The age of innocence

Posted on September 26, 2022
The age of innocence

Between awareness of climate change, an Internet filled with disturbing images, cultural shifts about identity, and extreme political... Continue

Does life have a purpose?

Posted on September 16, 2022
Does life have a purpose?

A close friend of mine told me recently that he feels his life has no purpose. “I’ve done what I wanted to do; now it feels like... Continue


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