Category Archives: History

One More Trip Around Ol’ Sol.

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Goodbye, Eighteen…

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If It’s Too Loud, You’re Too Old

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Too Big To Fail?

There are those who say we cannot afford to dump PG&E, since its wiry tentacles are so interwoven into our infrastructure. But every year there are more scandals. Every year we are told that we ratepayers must bear the cost … Continue reading

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Califeudalism

Just for fun, let’s imagine a possible future for rural┬áCalifornia after the firestorms of 2017 and 2018. Perhaps it’s a bit over the top, but hey, I have an active imagination… In response to the latest round of forest fires, … Continue reading

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Burning Questions

This cartoon from 2003 illustrates the major obstacle in managing the wild lands of the west. The bodies are still being counted, the fires are still burning, and the “experts” are arguing what to do next.

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Veteran’s Day 2018

To my dad and all my uncles…

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Armistice Day 2018

The World War I memorial in Grass Valley, CA.

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Ghosts Of Oustomah

Oustomah was one of fourteen Nisenan villages that occupied the present site of Nevada City. They lived and hunted there in relative peace until the discovery of gold. It must have seemed like the world had gone insane when thousands … Continue reading

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The Last Hurrah

Republicans love to complain about Governor Jerry, but he has a habit of confounding his own party at times. If they think he’s too liberal, just wait until the next generation of Democrats take over.

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