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Smart Kids Eventually Get it Part 2

OCMD   Are you as tired of it as I am? Tired of the stories, the conversations, the fighting over dispensaries, the people on both sides who justify or vilify? The news reports, the smell, the hopes, the fears, the vape pens, the marijuana-is-the-answer-to-everything people, the marijuana-is-the-end-of-the-world people.   If [...]

By | October 5th, 2018|0 Comments

Let your actions display your greatness

Good man, Bad man   It’s not really about Brett Kavanaugh. It’s not really about Clarence Thomas. It’s not even really about president Trump.   It’s about all men and the decisions we make at a young age about how we will treat women during our short stay on this [...]

By | September 29th, 2018|0 Comments

Do you ever feel too nice?

    It’s a bluebird Tuesday afternoon on the back nine at the Silverado Country Club in Napa and I’m feeling too nice.   Too nice to my golf team who, because of various excuses, currently consists of three girls playing out of 15 girls on the team.   Too [...]

By | September 18th, 2018|3 Comments

MASA

Make America Smart Again   I don’t think Shepard Fairey will be too upset because I’m promoting his ideas but once again, just like the Obama Hope poster, he has nailed it. MASA: Make America Smart Again. Yes please, because being smart crosses all lines, Republican, Democrat, Atheist, Christian, whatever. [...]

By | September 7th, 2018|0 Comments

Environmental Karma

This is how environmental karma works (no need to Google the term, I just made it up). Thanks to my ADD and white trash camp neighbors I am singing Kanye’s “Gold Digger” and wondering if it promotes racism as I jump rock to rock up the Stanislaus River. It’s a [...]

By | August 18th, 2018|0 Comments

Change is growth, hopefully

  It’s August which means in two short weeks it all begins again. There’s more than a new sheriff in town and his name is not Reggie Hammond.  A quick list of some of the changes (with a little opinion thrown in cause, well, would you expect anything else?):   [...]

By | August 4th, 2018|1 Comment

Life is a Thai cave

    You finally were able to clear the archeological site at your house. Everyone has one, the closet or attic or garage that is the catch all whenever you get tired of that pile of stuff too important to throw away but not important enough to be left in [...]

By | July 17th, 2018|0 Comments

Immigration and the new normal

Kinda hating the new normal. Are you feeling it? Remember way back in 2016 when crazy summer politics meant Brexit?  Pokémon Go was everywhere and we were distracted by whether Zika virus carrying mosquitos were going to ruin the Rio Olympics. We had carefree summer goals like reading “The Girls” [...]

By | June 25th, 2018|0 Comments

Sonoma Summer, The Zen of Deer Buttholes

The Sycamore trees remind me of growing up in Modesto. A baby ladybug lands on my neck and I let it crawl around the keyboard of my MAC like it’s in a giant labyrinth. Strangers share the table and offer me some of their lunch. Moms with strollers walk by [...]

By | June 18th, 2018|2 Comments

Get to the dump while you still can

Damn you Anthony Bourdain. Death is one thing, inevitable, unavoidable, the only thing we all have in common but self-inflicted death is quite another. And at 61, when your career and health seem OK, WTF?   You were that guy we turned to whenever we needed a mini-staycation. Can’t think [...]

By | June 10th, 2018|4 Comments