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Communication

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As a child, I could spend all day knocking around the neighborhood, maybe going home to eat, maybe not, but my family didn’t hear from me for hours on end, which was fine with me. Now such a thing is unthinkable.

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Conferring

I went to two conferences in the last couple of weeks, one on mental illness stigma, and one on the economics of happiness. I keep busy.

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Stand-Up

I was surprised at how vulgar the performances were. I don’t mind vulgarity, but they didn’t seem to know much of anything past jokes about dicks and vaginas.

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Movement

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I want people on the council who care about poor people because they are poor and know what it’s like.

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Arrested

He was turned out in the dark 20 miles from home.

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Thinking

Elijah Muhammad is such a big deal to these guys that he’s totally holy and serious and nobody should ever laugh at him.

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Christmas

It was my first Christmas celebration since Janice died.

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Declarations

There is science, logic, reason; there is thought verified by experience. And then there is California. –Edward Abbey (1927–1989)

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Necessaries

At first, I thought the “basic necessities” of Copiosis were a little goofy, and not just because of the redundancy. As far as I was concerned, food was the only universal necessity on the list

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Dreadlocks, Entertainment

My hair is longer than it has ever been before, and I’ve been considering going rasta and trying dreadlocks again

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Thanks

This year I’m especially thankful for the autumn colors… Now, I can be as awed by a particular leaf as by a forest, and a November gingko can make me laugh out loud.

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Deep democracy

I want to try deep democracy, where we vote with our tax dollars the way corporations vote for legislators with their dollars

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SILLIER STILL

The capitalists swept into office, and the Chico Silly Council is about to be sillier than ever.

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TEOTWAWKI

The idea is that we’d all be rewarded individually by society to the extent that each of us benefited other people or the Earth.

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Propaganda

I got some mailing or other from Dough that I think I repurposed to scoop cat litter.

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