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Hardcore UFO's

(May 23, 2024) Well, it's finally here, Memorial Day weekend, which locally means the Kinetic Sculpture whatever it's called these days. The weather looks promising, and this stuff is always fun, a welcome...

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Farewell Transmission

(May 16, 2024) I don't have the space or interest for big elegies or bios just now, but I would like to note the passing last week of two American visionaries who were...

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Pomp and Circumstance

(May 9, 2024) It's graduation time again at Cal Poly Humboldt and due to the circumstances of our times, as well as the stupid pomposity of the University's president and his enablers, grads...

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Desperados Under the Eaves

(May 2, 2024) My serotonin levels are shot from reading too much of our local and national news, and, even worse, the responses in the comments section. The old adage "history is written...

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Freedom of Choice

(April 25, 2024) There was some sort of local scuffling happening during press time for this column, so under the comforting thump of a police helicopter in the near-full moon-lit sky over my...

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The Royal Scam

(April 18, 2024) On this year's 4/20, let's all take a moment to celebrate the true message of legalizing marijuana in the American way: Commodifying the struggle for freedom against oppression so...

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Big White Cloud

(April 11, 2024) No, we didn't get a proper eclipse last Monday, but I still found a momentary pulse beat of Satori from a gliding collision of outside sources, and that's good enough...

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Reap the Wild Wind

(April 4, 2024) Well, April is here, "breeding lilacs out of the dead land, mixing memory and desire, stirring dull roots with spring rain," according to the poet T.S. Eliot in one of...

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Down with the Sickness

(March 28, 2024) I'm going to be brief here because I'm recovering from some kind of minor crud. Looking through my recent history for possible disease vectors, from out-of-town visitors to a few...

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He Was a Friend of Mine

(March 21, 2024) The Ides of March came last Friday, some 2060-plus years since mighty Caesar got smoked, and we lost our little king. I am talking about my partner and I putting...

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When the Springtime Comes Again

(March 14, 2024) Spring is coming back, which means we've pushed through two human-made hurdles in which I have little interest: the Oscars and Daylight Savings time. To the latter I say pick...

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Hybrid Moments

(March 7, 2024) Belarius, the exiled lord and soldier who stole and raised the sons of the British pagan King Cymbeline in the play of the same name, is certain of a kind...

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Weakness is a Thing Called Man

(February 29, 2024) The early 17th century Christian mystic Jacob Boehme, whom Hegel called "the first German Philosopher," wrote about the paradox of the human mind trying to hear the voice of God,...

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Honeysuckle Rose

(February 22, 2024) I've been watching old movies and listening to even older songs lately — no surprise there —mostly dipping into the early British career of Alfred Hitchcock and the tunes of...

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Near Wild Heaven

(February 15, 2024) In her 1908 novel Anne of Green Gables, L.M. Montgomery tells us of a particularly earnest and yearning moment in her eponymous heroine's youth: "It wouldn't matter if I got...

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Heaven or Las Vegas

(February 8, 2024) I'm making myself laugh imagining the story of a man who manages to completely ruin his life in next week's pummeling four-day gauntlet of Super Bowl Sunday, Mardi Gras, Ash...

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