Monthly Archives: February 2012

What’s in a name?

I hated my last name when I was a youngster. From the time when Sister Mary Hillary called it out on my first day of kindergarten, it has elicted snickers and finger-pointing from my fellow humans. They came up with … Continue reading

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I refuse to join any club that would have me as a member. -Groucho Marx That pretty much sums up my view of politics here in 2012. You begin to wonder about the sanity of the nation when our choices … Continue reading

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SF sings on V-Day

At noon today the population of San Francisco will clear their collective throats and belt out The City’s “official” song, “I left my heart in San Francisco” to honor Tony Bennett, or at least some of them will. Others may be … Continue reading

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Scoop du jour

I do most of my grocery shopping on Sunday morning. On most occasions the stores are empty and the aisles are well-stocked with the items I need to survive another week here at Crabb Hollow. Today I did my usual … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Hysterical District

On Wednesday evening I attended the Nevada City planning commission’s special meeting to introduce KVMR’s bold proposal to transform the blighted tin sheds at the corner of Spring and Bridge Streets into a new home for the radio station. Having … Continue reading

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After months of arm-twisting, cattle-prodding, and procrastination, I am joining the rest of the uncivilized 21st century in the electronic ether world known as the blogosphere. It has not been easy. For the last thirty-odd years, I have been a … Continue reading

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