More on Galleries, Art and Money

(April 25, 2019) Yes, local art sales have slumped and local galleries are closing. From the perspective of a working artist though, I have been amazed that this area has hung on so...

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Changing of the Seasons

One native's perspective

(April 18, 2019) It has been a cold winter with what used to be normal amounts of rain. Floods have taken lives locally and we even had snow down to the sand...

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Genocide and Fugly Chairs

What Antiques Roadshow left out of Seth Kinman's legacy

(April 11, 2019) Recently, Antiques Roadshow did an appraisal of a Colt Model 1851 pistol that apparently belonged to early Humboldt County settler Seth Kinman. Spoiler alert: It's supposedly worth $50,000. During...

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A Military Parade of Shock and Awe or a Circus Cavalcade of Compunctious Consumption

One Native's perspective

(April 4, 2019) In all his self-aggrandizing bluster, the great orange father has proposed, at various times, a military parade to brashly venerate his presidency with marshalled aplomb. He has glommed onto...

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'I'm Indoors'

(March 14, 2019) This is a new beginning after a story that has been long, slow, painful and ever so drawn out. I am (finally) back indoors, in an actual apartment! Not some...

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The Aches and Pains of Getting Older

One Native's perspective

(January 10, 2019) According to the American Association of Retired People, there are 108.7 million folks in the United States over the age of 50. This includes 76.4 million Boomers (born 1946-1964), compared...

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Homeless for Christmas

(December 20, 2018) The daily trudging around town, trying to scrounge up the money to get what I need for the day, generally begins when I leave the Mission around 7 a.m., no...

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Don't Let Access Humboldt Go the Way of Net Neutrality

(December 6, 2018) Humboldt is in grave danger of losing its public access television station. Operated by Access Humboldt, the station is the sole outlet for the artist who creates her own video...

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One Native's Perspective on Turkey Day

(November 22, 2018) The fourth Thursday in November is always a special day in many Native households. For most it's about time off from work (if they have a job as the national...

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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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Tribalism and Polarization, And Why We Should Be Concerned

(June 28, 2018) A Google search of tribalism in America returns 664,000 results with headlines like "The New Tribalism and the Decline of the Nation State" and "Can Our Democracy Survive Tribalism?" Recently,...

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