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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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

The joy of chronic illness

Posted on August 4, 2020
The joy of chronic illness

The way TV commercials tell it, being chronically ill is nothin’ but fun! Diabetes, COPD, Heart Failure, Atrial Fib, Plaque... Continue

On Globalism

Posted on July 29, 2020
On Globalism

We’ve recently celebrated another July 4th, America’s independence from Great Britain. To be honest, I’ve never... Continue

From bias to bigotry

Posted on July 9, 2020
From bias to bigotry

The doorbell rings and outside the door is a well-dressed young white man. How do you feel? Or, outside the door is a well-dressed... Continue

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


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