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Saint Drogo: the patron of sheep and coffee houses

Like many of my godless generation, I know more about Marvel superheroes than I do about saints. Still, it surprised me that I had...

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...

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...
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)...
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...

Grate-fool

Trawling for Thanksgiving quotes, Pacific Sun-contributor and Petaluma Argus-Courier community-editor David Templeton emailed a questionnaire to the usual suspects. He topped it with “What...

Han Shot Last

Han shot first. Every member of Gen X knows this because we were there—all of us—at the Coddingtown Cinemas in 1977—at least in spirit....