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  • Postcards From Paris: German Pig Museum is Big Fun

    Stuttgart, Germany! Headquarters of Mercedes-Benz, city of the Porsche Museum, chilled Rieslings, vineyards terraced on steep hills, world-class shopping, jazz festivals and proud supporter of the winning team in the World Cup. So what shall your European correspondent offer you in this installment? Pigs. (Full disclosure and shameless act of self-promotion: I like pigs, serveral [...]

    A Mother’s Plea: Our Community’s in Crisis; Addicts Need Help, Not Prisons

    The past five years of my family’s life has been a harrowing experience. The youngest of  my three children struggled with feelings of low self-worth, social anxiety, and depression beginning in elementary school. Like many others with similar feelings, he began self-medicating with prescription drugs as a late teen, namely OxyContin he found in friend’s medicine cabinets and [...]

    Or So it Seems … Jobs from Hell

    Now you know you’re underpaid but the boss says you ain’t He speeds up the work ’til you’re ’bout to faint You may be down and out, but you ain’t beaten You can pass out a leaflet and call a meetin’ Talk it over, speak your mind Decide to do somethin’ about it Pete Seeger, [...]

    A Modest Proposal

    This is a letter I sent a few days ago to a member of the Board of Supervisors of Shasta County. Disclaimer:  I do not grow marijuana or use marijuana, nor do I represent anyone who is in or seeks to be in the marijuana growing business.  I just think that the county is passing [...]

    Free Therapy #41: The Pain of Fear

    As I write these words, I am sitting in the back of my wife’s Prius as we head up 101 from Santa Barbara, feeling a tremendous mixture of emotions after watching my youngest daughter graduate from college.

    Redding’s Increase in Crime, Transients, Street People, the Homeless; Something’s Got to Give

    My personal wake-up call that Redding was potentially unsafe happened two-and-a-half years ago when someone hurled a cinder block through the window of my locked Prius to steal my purse. When I wrote about it, the story had 50 comments from many of you expressing your frustration, or sharing similar stories. (You can read it here.) I [...]

    Or So it Seems … That’s Gross, Gilbertson

    This column is dedicated to my brother-in-law, Keith, who passed on this week. He was, without a doubt, one of the brightest, funniest, and most creative men I’ve ever met. Even though he’s gone, the stories of his exploits will long survive him. One of my favorite memories was his idea for a TV show [...]

    Menu Please: Taj Mahal – Delicious Food, Incessant Service

    Okay, a show of hands, please: who remembers the Cypress Street Bridge construction? Whoa! A LOT of you. Wasn’t that fun? Trying to figure out where the stop lights were, which lane was which, and God help you if you had to cross the bridge during the noon hour.  It’s been completed for a few years [...]

    Or So it Seems … Let Freedom Ring

    …When we allow freedom to ring, when we let it ring from every village and hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God’s children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing [...]


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