Open Mic

Open Mic: Learning from a Katsura Tree

By Scott Reilly I left my home and the sounds of the ocean, so close were the waves as I sat...

Open Mic: First Blossoms

The first blossoms of the spring season’s colors have exploded, coaxed on by the sun and the rains. Sunbeams earthward-bound...

Open Mic: P-Walking in Marin

A funny thing happened on the way to buy my daily scratcher. I was pulled over by a motorcycle...

Open Mic: Protecting Sonoma County from Wildfire

By Joan Broughton You come home to find your front door open. Inside, your laptop is missing, your wallet and...

Open Mic: Finding Wings Within Uncertainty

There’s so much to feel insecure about in my 75th year. I’m no stranger to mishap. But I can...

Open Mic: The $10.00 Poem

By Sandra Rae Davies My poems are great Don’t wait Until I’m famous Artists foresee A star poet So asking $10.00 for my poem People say...

Open Mic: Does Lynn Woolsey Deserve a Commemorative Post Office?

By Joe Manthey In December, Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) introduced legislation to rename the Petaluma downtown post office in honor...

Open Mic: The Death Penalty’s True Cost

By David Dozier A study in California revealed that the cost of capital punishment in the state has been over $4 billion...

Open Mic: Michael Krasny Signs Off

It is a rarity these days, to find someone who has devoted decades to several professions concurrently. Radio host,...

Open Mic: A Letter to Sonoma County Administrators

By Laurel Green Dear Principals, I am writing to put some firm, respectful pressure on you as leaders. It's unfortunate that...
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