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Return of the Black Rebels Motorcycle Club – Biker Sees Red Over Proposed Park Fee Hike

“What are you rebelling against, Johnny?” “Whaddaya got?” –The Wild One, 1953 Doug LaMalfa and I are Facebook friends, but I take it with a grain of salt.  It’s not like we know each other, unless he remembers the time I called him up back in 2009 to ask about the $25,000 in state taxpayer [...]

Torpedoes of Death Masquerade as Innocent Grass to Torture Dogs

I see foxtails. Everywhere. Hordeum murinum or “Hare Barley,” a non-native invader from Spain, grows in healthy, thick patches along the trails and in open spaces where people walk their dogs. What appears to be innocent, lush grass in early spring quickly develops into pesky, sometimes-lethal spiny seed-heads; little torpedoes ready to burrow into anything [...]

Be Attentive, Be Engaged; Manage Your Covered CA Account

In January, Covered California reported consumers’ health care coverage information to the IRS. This is done to ensure individuals are meeting their health insurance requirements for the year. Form 1095-A was mailed to consumers who purchased individual coverage though Covered CA marketplace or Exchange. The form 1095A provides information for the primary tax filer or [...]

Mistress of the Mix: Honky Tonk Girl

I grew up in public radio. First, roaming the halls of KLCC in Eugene, Oregon, and later at KSOR in Ashland, which then became the Jefferson Public Radio you know (and hopefully listen to) today. At first I was accompanying my mother to work. Later I became a volunteer, and finally landed an actual paying [...]

Old Windows: Clearly, Many Uses

Bone yard:  Slang. an area where old or discarded ships, planes, etc., are collected prior to being broken-up for scrap, or otherwise disposed. Years ago, while on a job for a client at a window and glass shop, I noticed old windows piled in a heap, in the “bone yard” outside. Many of the windows [...]

North State Live Music and Open Mics: March 25 – 31

Wednesday, March 25 Bernie Baker and Al Mires at Market Street Steakhouse in Redding at 6 p.m. All ages. (530) 241-1777. TBA at the Post Office Saloon in Redding at 6:30 p.m. 21 and over. (530) 246-2190. Maxwell’s Eatery in Redding has an open mic starting at 7 p.m. Hosted by Mark McAbee. All ages. (530) 247-7200. In Paradise, the “Open Mikefull” group hosts an open mic at the Paradise [...]

A Village Enigma

My Highland village is full of ‘incomers’ like me. I have found that some of them reinvent their past to create a history more interesting than the truth, and didn’t I miss my chance at that?! It never even occurred to me to embellish my past. I could truthfully say, for example, that I’ve sung [...]

The Road Hat

My brother is mildly famous around these parts for spotting stuff by the side of the road; dead animals mostly, rattlesnakes, deer, wild pigs, bear, but also tools, rope, money and once even a humongous rhino horn dildo. Occasionally he brings this stuff home. About three months ago he walked in the door and tossed [...]

Musings on the Current SCOTUS Challenge

As discussed last week the current Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) challenge to the Affordable Care Act (ACA aka Obamacare) centers on what has now become known as those four little words: enacted by the state. The center of the case essentially says that if the plaintiffs prevail, no subsidies will be allowed [...]

Free Therapy # 58: To Make You Feel My Love

I had no right to take my mother for granted but I did it anyway. I knew she would die one day but I refused to think about it and even worse, I carefully concealed the fact of my avoidance from myself. That way I did not struggle. No conflict.

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