Opinion

México, ¿siempre inestable?

08/13/2015
La historia mexicana de que el país avanza y prospera, pregonada siempre por sus gobernantes, ha sido --desde que recuerdo-- como un movimiento circular que parece ir hacia adelante, pero siempre retrocede, en un vaivén constante y engañoso. Realidades indeseadas aparentemente superadas por algo nuevo y mejorado, reaparecen como fantasmas...

Physician-assisted dying: Honest choices

08/06/2015
Physician-assisted dying—not “suicide”—is a complex and emotional issue. Below is a perspective I wrote with a leading physician with much direct experience, who quit one of his professional medical associations over its lack of integrity on the topic...

In Defense of Kale

08/06/2015
On July 11 at the Point Reyes Farmers Market, I had the delightful opportunity to demonstrate how to make a delicious kale-basil pesto, and the recipe appeared in last week’s Point Reyes Light. We learned about the amazing health benefits of kale and brainstormed how to eat more of these...

Community support through alchemy 

08/06/2015
As a not-very-active member of the Richard Kirschman/Doris Ober fan club, I’m writing to thank these two innovative alchemists for embarking on yet another experiment to try to help our—I won’t say “struggling,” but perhaps “occasionally challenged”) community. I met Richard and Doris shortly after I moved to Point Reyes...

End trustee perks

07/30/2015
The Shoreline Unified School District’s board meeting on July 16 was a disappointment. For over a year the subject of ending school trustee health care benefits has been discussed at meetings, sometimes as agenda items and sometimes through public comment. I attend these meetings regularly, more so than some school...

Geoengineering: The real concerns

07/30/2015
A number of people are concerned about geo-engineering and contrails. Their concerns are misplaced. Cloud seeding, for purposes of rainmaking, has been going on for generations, especially when there are droughts. There has been no noticeable effect, either bad or good. If the contrails are for cloud seeding, nobody should...

Cloud seeding and contrails: Do your research

07/16/2015
The other day I woke up to a brilliant sky, the color of which made me feel all was not wrong with the world. Mid-morning, two jets flew high over Tomales Bay, leaving white, fluffy trails that slowly spread into the atmosphere. By late morning, the sky was crisscrossed with...

Donald Trump and his opinion of Mexicans

07/09/2015
Donald Trump, the magnate and businessman, upon launching himself once again as a potential presidential candidate of the Republican party, declared that he would stop the rapists, drug traffickers and criminals coming across the southern border by building an enormous fence, paid for by Mexico. He said Mexican immigrants are...

The new face of medical marijuana

06/18/2015
I spoke last week at the Marin County Board of Supervisors workshop on the proposal for medical marijuana dispensaries in unincorporated Marin. A variety of opinions on the proposal, and on medical marijuana in general, were voiced, and a shocking level of naïveté displayed. Apparently, when some hear the words...

Immigration politics and hypocrisy

06/11/2015
Humans have left their places of origin to live in other places from time immemorial. Though the original nomads demonstrate our proclivity for the process, a sedentary lifestyle has almost come to define humanity. One of our identifying characteristics is to belong to a place, and be part of the...

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