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Sealed for your protection

Shrink-wrapped, used paperback books. It’s a thing. I spotted a rack of them in a Calistoga drugstore.Among the titles were the usual suspects like...

Our Own Backyard

A few months ago I saw a link to a movie shown on YouTube titled The Shame of Point Reyes by Skyler Thomas. The...

January madness

It’s January—the month named for the Roman god Janus who was simultaneously able to face both the past and future. This is impressive to...

We the People

Remember, the Constitution doesn’t begin with “I the President.” It begins with “We the People.”Trump and Republicans: You can try to divide the country,...

Meter Matters

Smart Meters and 5G towers—they may be smart at increasing the speed on computers and other devices, but at what cost? How smart is...

‘Crappy Creek’ Revisited

Update to the high levels of E-coli (“Crappy Creek,” Nov. 6): Over a year ago I complained to the City of Petaluma and its...

Yiddishe Chrisgiving

Nicole R. Zimmerman’s article, “Finding Hanukkah” (Dec. 4) brought a smile to my face, and in this season of sharing, I thought I’d share...
Charlie Brown

It’s Acid, Charlie Brown: A Peanuts LSD-conspiracy theory

When my son was younger, he loved Charlie Brown and the woebegone world he inhabits. He liked jazz (courtesy of Vince Guaraldi)...
surveillance cameras

Advice Goddess: No Surveillance Cameras please

New roommate dislikes 'Big Brother' surveillance cameras in the living roomQ: My new roommate is uncomfortable with the...
artificial intelligence

When Artificial Intelligence Wants Your Writing Job

I use artificial intelligence the way an amputee might use a prosthetic leg. Without it, I have nothing to stand on. I...