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

The End of History and the Last Man is a 1992 book by American political scientist Francis Fukuyama who argues that with the ascendancy... Continue

We are constantly reminded that Planetary Doom is inevitable if we don’t get our greenhouse-gassing/carbon-emitting/arctic-melting/deforestating/overfishing/over-eating/under-exercising/over-dumping... Continue

At the onset of the first COVID-19 lockdown, physical health was top of mind. Knowing so little about the novel coronavirus, and witnessing... Continue

Ok, I get it. The news is probably full of the next battle after the Oscars slap. It’s old news by now. But, I’m a 60s boomer... Continue

Our economy is contingent on continuous growth, consumerism, and monetary policy that facilitates such growth. Growth is a highly-loaded... Continue

By Loretta Susan Carr — “Hello, Susan? It’s Carmen. Call me back.” That message is saved on my answering machine, and when... Continue

Chapter 33: 1947 • Sonora ~  “Shhh,” she whispered, filling a glass with water. As Larry came flying down the hall, she sloshed... Continue

Do you postpone, then grit your teeth, and steel yourself before diving into preparing data for your tax return? Don’t feel alone.... Continue

What’s fresh, and a delicious recipe for sauteed escarole Winter, if we can call it that in the amazing Sonoma Valley, does slow... Continue

It’s not a pretty picture at the Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, at least behind the scenes, where workers have taken steps to unionize.... Continue

We recently returned from a much needed and long delayed vacation. We flew to southwest Florida to spend a few days visiting my snowbird... Continue

You may know Simon Blattner as a businessman or the consummate community volunteer, but he is also a handmade papermaker. He came to... Continue

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