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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The venality of evil

Posted on June 28, 2020
The venality of evil

In describing the bureaucratic workings of Fascism, political theorist Hannah Arendt famously referred to “the banality of evil.”... Continue

An early lesson in systemic bias

Posted on June 16, 2020
An early lesson in systemic bias

I’m a Jewish white boy who was raised in an upper middle class suburb outside of New York City where almost no black people... Continue

Just so much fertilizer

Posted on June 8, 2020
Just so much fertilizer

Our conceptions of joy, love, companionship, creativity, aesthetics and the like are the stuff of human culture, highly meaningful... Continue

Optional locust coverage

Posted on May 29, 2020
Optional locust coverage

In the midst of this pandemic I’ve been reviewing household expenses, including the various types of insurance we carry. Much... Continue

Nature’s resonant harmonic

Posted on May 23, 2020
Nature's resonant harmonic

Nature on this planet functions as a complex adaptive system, a self-regulating, self-propagating process responsive to changing conditions.... Continue

Outliers, Westworld and Trump

Posted on May 14, 2020
Outliers, Westworld and Trump

The ideal of a stable society has preoccupied humankind for a long time, perhaps forever. In order to promulgate social stability,... Continue

Gettin’ hairy

Posted on May 9, 2020
Gettin' hairy

I’m currently sporting a hair style I call the Covid; in other periods it’s been called the Einstein, a wild style ill-suited... Continue

Surviving Trumponavirus

Posted on April 30, 2020
Surviving Trumponavirus

The coronavirus has reportedly killed over 60,000 people in America as of April 30th – probably far more – a large number... Continue

Masking our feelings

Posted on April 24, 2020
Masking our feelings

Communication between people is a mix of words, gestures, facial expressions and tonality; in many circumstances, how we communicate... Continue

Unmasked

Posted on April 17, 2020
Unmasked

Among the many effects of the Corona virus pandemic, one of the most remarkable is the widespread use of facial masks. Initially such... Continue


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