.Shepherd Bliss

Jan 9, 2018

Down at the Death Cafe

Putting "death" and "cafe" together seems odd. In the United States, many ignore mortality. Americans tend not to accept that they will die, much...
Aug 23, 2017

Shut It Down

I support cannabis growing that follows the rules and doesn't endanger creeks, wildlife or neighbors. I'm a Peace in Medicine patient; CBD-rich cannabis improves...
Feb 1, 2017

Standing Up

Over 5,000 women, children and men marched in Santa Rosa on Jan. 21. They joined hundreds of thousands at the Women's march in Washington,...
Nov 23, 2016

Standing Tall

Think globally and act locally. This is the intention behind the Sonoma County Commission on Human Rights' Nov. 18 resolution in opposition to the...
Feb 10, 2016

Ban Roundup

Protests against Monsanto's Roundup, a poisonous, weed-killing herbicide, have spread around the globe. An arm of the World Health Organization declared it a probable...
Apr 15, 2015

Double Standards

'California Puts Mandatory Curbs on Water Use" reports the April 2 front page of the New York Times. "Steps to Confront Record-Setting Drought," a...
Feb 25, 2015

Enough Is Enough

Residents throughout Sonoma County are strategizing on how to challenge proposals for new and expanded wineries as event centers in rural areas. Meanwhile, the...
Jan 21, 2015

Dog Days

After reading articles complaining about dogs, I recommend Sebastopol's dog park in Ragle Ranch Regional Park as a good place for those four-footeds and...