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Chris Cornell: Anomaly (Part 1)

This is the first of three posts about Chris Cornell’s suicide last week. In this first one, I discuss the anomalous and shocking nature of this tragedy. In the second, … Continue reading

May 25, 2017 · Leave a comment

On Shaving

Last week, for the first time since I reached puberty in the late 1970s, I changed my primary method of shaving. Ever since I began shaving, I had been using … Continue reading

May 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

I Was Right (Oh My)

  This will be my last political post for the foreseeable future. So it’s only fitting that I sum up the 13 years of blogging I’ve done on this topic. In … Continue reading

December 23, 2016 · 4 Comments

All But the Yukon

I was reading some news tonight about Mr. Trump’s administration appointments coming from the fossil fuel interests, and how that might imperil the environment. So I Googled “california epa” to see if … Continue reading

December 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

Secession: Conflict of Laws

In my mind, Donald Trump’s appointment of Jeff Sessions as Attorney General raised the odds of California secession from “speculative” to “even odds”. The core principle here at work is that … Continue reading

December 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

Secession: Conflict of Values

This is first of a series of posts in which I’ll articulate my views of the “why” for California secession. I begin with the deep chasm of values separating California from EORA … Continue reading

November 23, 2016 · 3 Comments

A Little Less Crazy

Over four years ago, I published my first California Rising post: Dreaming of Coastal America. That post announced my new political position: “California secession”. Over the past four years, I’ve discussed this … Continue reading

November 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

Seventeen Again

Break from politics here … there will be endless subjects to chew on in that domain.  Today’s post is about the extraordinary yoga class I took at midday. Background: I started doing yoga … Continue reading

November 16, 2016 · 1 Comment

Kick Da Bums Out

After picking my jaw up off the floor around 9pm last night (California time), my brain started thinking about the meaning of this shock. Some of the detailed post-vote exit … Continue reading

November 9, 2016 · 8 Comments

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