The General Concerns

(November 2, 2017) Seeing The General at Arcata High School last month totally changed how I view the Civil War. The silent film about a battle between the Confederate and Union armies premiered...

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Save Our Speech

(August 31, 2017) I'm pro-free speech and I am not a Nazi. I feel I have to to start there following news story after news story about people protesting "free speech rallies" when...

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Keep a Lid on the Id

(June 29, 2017) In my fantasy dinner parties, Lost Coast Outpost Editor Hank Sims is a frequent guest. I am socially reluctant so I don't host actual dinner parties. I invite him...

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Land of the Free and Uncomfortable

(May 4, 2017) If you can't say something nice don't say anything at all. That's the maxim my parents and teachers taught me. Somewhere along the line, that turned into this: If someone...

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Sweat the Small Stuff

(March 30, 2017) When I check my phone for news updates, all the stories seem like so much noise. I want to shut it all off. There's the report of something Congress didn't...

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Press Time

(February 23, 2017) For a long time citizen journalists annoyed me. I blamed them for destroying the news profession. If people gave away work for free, why would anyone pay a journalist...

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