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Sean Beckwith: November is the time for Bond-ing

November 6, 2019

I’m not sure what it is about November and James Bond marathons but they seem as much a staple of the onset of holiday season as dry turkey, soupy green bean casserole, canned cranberries, Jell-O...



Paul Andersen: Getting older can mean getting even

November 4, 2019

My wife and I were hiking up switchbacks on the Yosemite Falls Trail last month. The sun was hot, so we geared down to plodding mode, marching without much ambition, just to get our legs...




Roger Marolt: Finding freedom chained together

October 31, 2019

I would give you my school board election endorsements this week, but for obvious reasons I can’t. As much as I’d love to join in arguing about rotten fish and who wanted to chop off...




John Colson: Riding the Trump merry-go-round again

October 29, 2019

It’s been a nice three-week break from writing about the fraudulent, corrupt and demonstrably inept “elected” leader of the United States — President Donald J. Trump, if you really need to read his name again...


Don’t be a jerk, just learn to be yourself

October 29, 2019

Dear Lori and Jeff, I don’t understand women. I’m in my late 30s, have a stable job and have great friends. I think I’m decent looking, am active, and take care of myself. I don’t...


A giant sequoia comes from this?

October 27, 2019

A log is propped up against a fallen giant. I scramble up and find myself standing on an enormous log that’s twice as wide as I am tall and hundreds of feet long. Its upended...




Sean Beckwith: Search Engine Sub-optimization

October 22, 2019

Most people want to get better at their job, but most people have jobs where progress is measurable. Sales people have sales numbers. Police have safety statistics. Teachers have test scores and graduation rates. Writers...