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.

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Moving forward, looking back

Posted on December 8, 2020
Moving forward, looking back

History is a living thing; the way we think about today may not be the same way people think about it in the future. We’re only... Continue

After life

Posted on November 18, 2020
After life

I understand why people invented god. Life is full of surprises, many of them terrible.  Searching for answers about why we suffer... Continue

Semi-woke

Posted on November 6, 2020
Semi-woke

Back in the days of Tim Leary, Bucky Fuller, Abbie Hoffman, and Jefferson Airplane, conversations veered into talk about consciousness,... Continue

At long last, have you no decency?

Posted on October 29, 2020
At long last, have you no decency?

Deplorable things have been said about supporters of Measure W to preserve Sonoma’s Urban Growth Boundary (UGB), and about the... Continue

I’m thankful for our Urban Growth Boundary

Posted on October 11, 2020
I'm thankful for our Urban Growth Boundary

Before Sonoma’s Urban Growth Boundary (UGB) was established in 2000 with voter approval of about 65%, large tracts of agricultural... Continue

Karma, Trump, and America’s shit show

Posted on October 8, 2020
Karma, Trump, and America's shit show

The announcement that Donald Trump has tested positive for Covid-19 has a quality of inevitability. From the beginning of this pandemic,... Continue

The Great Purification

Posted on September 18, 2020
The Great Purification

My late friend, scholar Kurt von Meier, had the opportunity to sit down with Hopi elders during the early 1970s and discuss the state... Continue

Hating the haters

Posted on September 9, 2020
Hating the haters

One of the toughest things about haters is hating them, finding yourself wrapped up in fear and anger you so dislike seeing in others.... Continue

I’m afraid of the big bad wolf

Posted on August 28, 2020
I'm afraid of the big bad wolf

I happened upon an interview the other day between Chuck Todd and Chad Wolf on NBC’s Meet the Press. Wolf is the Acting Secretary... Continue

Shih the hermit

Posted on August 18, 2020
Shih the hermit

The story goes that very long ago, a hermit lived in sacred mountains, a Buddhist monk named Shih. Now, even hermits do not live entirely... Continue


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