Columns & Opinion

Free Will Astrology

Week of December 1 ARIES (March 21-April 19): It’s a favorable time to get excited...

Bleeding Green: Sonoma County losing dollars and jobs

In the green heart of Sonoma County, Santa Rosa could have been America’s first...

Overindulged—is Thanksgiving Worth it?

Thanksgiving is perhaps the most iconic American tradition. An entire holiday dedicated to graciousness,...

Letters to the Editor: Appreciation for Good Journalism and More Thoughts on Time

Dirty Deeds The two-part expose on the railroading of taxpayers’ $$ into the coffers of...


Week of November 24 ARIES (March 21-April 19): Aries author Chris Brogan says, “Don’t settle....

Dope Like We Used to Be: Blockbusters, Board Games, and Aging with Weed

Up to a certain age, cannabis was perfect for game nights, digital cinema projection...

Cine-meh: Small-screen Blues

TV is not really TV anymore. It’s more like a video jukebox fed by...

Open Mic: Love Comes First, a Dialogue Poem

Parent “C’mon stop crying.” Grandparent “When you did that, I picked you up and held  you.” Parent “I was like...

Letters to the Editor: Rail Research Appreciation, Punctuation requests, and More

Off the Rails For Will Carruthers (and Peter Byrne), on the “Freight Railroad” and preceding...


Week of November 10 Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21-April 19): For much of her life, Aries...

Letters to the Editor—a Stance Against Rodenticides on the Farallon Islands

I appreciate most of the efforts of the Marin Audubon Society. They are genuinely...

A Just Transition—Is a Better World Possible?

There is great interest in the outcomes of COP26, the UN Summit in Glasgow,...

Cryptid Nation—Perplexing North Bay Ponderings

I’m not a cryptid, but sometimes I wish I was. Life is so boring...

The Naked Truth: Divine Nudity

Vincent d’Indy is a minor French composer of the late Romantic period who is...
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