March for Science: Don’t Just Stand There; Chose Your Work!

I felt compelled to get to the March for Science today, favoring the SF march, but - because the whole entire family minus one or two are coming together here tomorrow, I'm not going. I did it to myself: time to gather the family, long wandering around the globe. What's [...]

By | April 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

Love Letters to the World…

During the Vietnam War (and other wartimes - why does this seem like one???), poetry was a thing that helped people keep their spirits up in the streets, in all sorts of venues. In Russia, a hero in the poetry world was Yevtushenko, in Czechololovakia, Vaclav Havel, in Germany, Bertold [...]

By | March 29th, 2017|0 Comments

Come out for Free Speech Radio KPCA 2/26: Oscar Night at the Mystic

Oscar Night at the Mystic! Our second year of dressing up for Free Speech Radio - the new KPCA FM station in the making through our Petaluma Community Access (PCA). I attended a recent stakeholders meeting and met a guy who creates radio dramas, murder mysteries with a twist (is [...]

By | February 21st, 2017|0 Comments

Keeping peace (of mind) in tumultous times w. help from George Lakoff, others.

Just staying steady in this time of High Wind can be exhausting - takes a village, really. So we'll get to Petaluma City Council to stand for our endangered friends and call for City Council to pass the "It Won't Happen Here" declaration this evening, promptly at 7 pm for [...]

By | February 6th, 2017|0 Comments

About that rug that was just pulled out from under you…

Friends and family and friends I haven't met yet are in turmoil. What happened to the mostly kindly world we were used to? Liars and bullies with big money interests seem to have taken it over...but I haven't given up hope. We don't really know these new people and they [...]

By | January 24th, 2017|0 Comments

Everything Bright and Beautiful? No?

Great challenge: keeping body (and soul) together...riding out the upcoming upheaval with integrity. Loved Henry Miller in Henry and June "Everything Bright and Beautiful" he would say while ruining his marriage and losing the status of lover (but not the friendship) of fellow trail-blazing writer, Anais Nin. Much racy copy! [...]

By | January 8th, 2017|0 Comments

Aqus Cafe @ Xmas: Make A Joyful Sound!

Holidaze 2016 wasn't going to be complete without singing with others. But we missed Wings of Glory and a few other opportunities getting ready for family. So what was GREAT was our friend, Duane Bellinger, called to say "community sing tonight at Aqus" and I told a friend and our [...]

By | December 23rd, 2016|0 Comments

Post-election depression: my plan so far…

Coming out of dream time, I was Alice Through the Looking Glass with card people toppling over my head. Scary! But reminded myself they're all just playing cards. But then came the rift in the time-space continuem and its menacing hole which I swiftly moved away from. Don't want to [...]

By | November 11th, 2016|0 Comments

Rebuilding bridges after the election…tough call!

So I admit to more than a little anxiety about election results. We COULD get Trumped just as Russia is rattling sabers again and the Middle East is, well, afire! And the planet, of course, is on fire...millions of environmental refugees knocking on doors where people don't want to let [...]

By | November 8th, 2016|0 Comments

Bill Wolpert could protect the best interests of Petaluma

Please don't believe the robo calls about Bill Wolpert not supporting a Rainier Cross Town Connector. For years, Petaluma's moderate politicians have claimed they are "for" Rainier while "progressive" candidates are "against" it. This makes no sense as no one has ever been able to come up with a way [...]

By | October 28th, 2016|0 Comments