Mindful Bitchface

Mindful Bitchface

(October 18, 2018) After a lifetime of strangers scurrying from my path, coworkers asking if I'm angry with them and people looking back at me with a panicked "What?" I accepted my diagnosis....

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Enough, Mr. President

(August 16, 2018) On Nov. 9, 2016, like many Americans — a majority, in fact — I woke up with a throbbing headache and the realization that Donald Trump had hijacked the Republican...

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We All Need a Hero

(October 11, 2018) When my 6-year-old daughter was afraid to put her head and face under water during swim class recently, I explained what it means to be brave. I said bravery isn't...

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Localize Your Impact

(September 6, 2018) Forty years ago, a young couple lobbed a rock of altruism and hope into the middle of the pond that is Humboldt County. Decades later, the ripples from Joe Abbott...

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County of Humboldt, Please End the Madness in Ferndale

(August 1, 2018) In a few weeks, the fairgrounds in Ferndale will be awash with the smell of fry oil and children's gleeful screams as the 122nd annual Humboldt County Fair gets underway....

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Canna-count the Votes

(October 18, 2018) Lost amid all the talk of a looming red or blue wave coming on Election Day, depending on who you ask on what particular day, is the likelihood that a...

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Space Force

(October 11, 2018) In news that could bring a whole new meaning to the term "high AF," Forbes reported Oct. 8 that cannabis is headed into space. Seriously. Scientists with the bioengineering company...

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Homeland Insecurity

(October 4, 2018) A licensed local cannabis distribution company is alleging that California Highway Patrol officers used the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to circumvent state and federal law in order to seize...

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The Right Time to Come Forward with Your Sexual Assault

(October 4, 2018) So you've been on the receiving end of unwanted sexual contact — what the U.S. Bureau of Justice defines as sexual assault. The Centers for Disease Control estimates you're...

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Facing the Wind

A fisherman's take on offshore wind

(October 18, 2018) Local fishermen are on the verge of forever losing local fishing grounds to wind power as California trades one renewable resource (seafood) for another (electricity). The state of California and...

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Why the ADA Still Needs Protecting

(July 26, 2018) In 1990, President George H. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), giving people with disabilities assurance they would no longer be excluded from society based on their disability....

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Fake News!

(October 18, 2018) Editor: Mr. Richard Salzman quotes an article from the HSU publication, The Lumberjack, Sept. 19, citing it as evidence of the dangers of campus life. I found this alarming as...

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Reasonable Minds

(October 18, 2018) Editor: I have read to two letters regarding Humboldt becoming a sanctuary county, one for and the other against (Mailbox," Oct. 11). The one opposed gave facts, but threw in some...

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Keep it Clean

(October 18, 2018) Editor: Amazingly, roughly three and a-half years have passed since we moved to Trinidad after years of visiting the area and falling in love with the beauty of the Trinidad...

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  • Re: Facing the Wind

    • Windmills or not, hunting and gathering using radar never boded well for sustainability. Not only…

    • on October 20, 2018
  • Re: Mindful Bitchface

    • Still laughing as I write to thank you for this!

    • on October 19, 2018
  • Re: Mindful Bitchface

    • Oooh...mee tooo Cheers to RBF! Though it does have its benefits! I'm less likely to…

    • on October 18, 2018
  • Re: Facing the Wind

    • As a fisherman who has had direct issues with these wind shills I offer this…

    • on October 18, 2018
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    • Good writing. Thanks.

    • on October 16, 2018
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