Opinion

The emperor’s naked army marches on

01/12/2017
Fascism is designed to place its promoters and adherents in control of our perception of reality. It is a lie that refers to something real in history or nature in order to provide it with superficial credibility; it is a fake culture that depends on the absence of contradiction. It...

Dispensary threatens valley life

01/05/2017
I am a San Geronimo Valley resident and I want to comment on the marijuana dispensary proposed for 6700 Sir Francis Drake in Forest Knolls, the property now inhabited by the Farm Stand, Garageland Marketplace and the espresso stand. First, the proposed location is directly adjacent to Marin County housing...

Destiny rides again

12/28/2016
Whatever comes next in this mondo bizarro political world, you and I are still here. That’s all you need to know. I’m addicted to reading everything I can on the subject of the “awful unexpected event.” The point about Trump that I have yet to hear anyone raise is that...

México temeroso de Trump

12/08/2016
La dependencia de México con Estados Unidos (EU), en mayor o menor grado, ha existido siempre. Se incrementó al final de los años 80, cuando el presidente Carlos Salinas de Gortari, del dominante Partido Revolucionario Institucional (PRI), hizo reformas económicas, privatizando los activos del estado y firmando el Tratado de...

Here come the carpetbaggers

12/01/2016
Marin is quickly moving forward with the permitting of up to four medicinal marijuana dispensaries in unincorporated parts of the county, selected from the 12 applications that were submitted. The green rush is on and the San Geronimo Valley may be next in line to become just another notch in...

Chronic fatigue and the microbiome

12/01/2016
There is tremendous interest in the relationship between the microbes in and on our bodies and our state of health and disease. The origins of chronic fatigue syndrome have remained mysterious, though studied, for years, but it is now believed to be related in some ways to the bacteria in...

Fired up

12/01/2016
We have our work cut out for the foreseeable future, getting involved in politics to make a difference, from the ground up. So what does personal involvement entail, apart from spending hours of your spare time at committee meetings, supervisor hearings, village association board meetings? It entails joining those boards,...

Toward healing community

11/23/2016
In my work as a primary care physician, I receive the great gift of an honest answer to my question, “How are you?” Since Nov. 8, I have been listening very carefully to the answer, and thinking about resilience in the face of trauma. How can we rise to meet...

Youth program builds community

11/23/2016
While our nation was busy fulfilling its fine democratic tradition of elections last week, 54 local middle school students came together for what has become their own cherished November tradition: a retreat to their local national park. This month, Point Reyes National Seashore Association hosted its third annual Seashore Youth...

Long night’s journey into day

11/17/2016
It’s transition time in the birth of the New America and the contractions are excruciating. On the one hand, there is much pain; on the other, shell-shocked joy. Is the new normal one unknown leading to the next unknown? It looks that way from here. All signs are pointing to...

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