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Intrinsic Rewards

  Sure, we all want to be Sam. Not literally, of course, but my dog Sam has the easy life. A balanced healthy diet appears every morning in his bowl, a daily run/walk to Larson Park or around the Rez or to Stinson beach, and the rest of the time [...]

By | July 1st, 2021|0 Comments

Love and marginalization

Well, that happened fast (actually it took 156 years but the important thing is it happened). Happy Juneteenth people, and kudos to J’Biden and company for helping to make America’s worst black eye a little better. Not a solution but a nice start especially because the adults played nice and [...]

By | June 20th, 2021|0 Comments

Summertime fun time

Is it time? Yes, it is time. Time to talk about the uncomfortable realities we learned in the last 15 months because knowledge is power and in order for history not to repeat itself, we must learn from it.   We were and continue to be unprepared for pandemics. And [...]

By | June 3rd, 2021|0 Comments

ponerse las pilas

What I will say at graduation next Wednesday…   Life is not a Zoom meeting.   Congratulations class of 2021, not just for completing your high school requirements but for living through the most challenging academic year ever.   The values you have shown-perseverance, empathy, hard work will take you [...]

By | May 24th, 2021|0 Comments

Welcome!

Dear Superintendent  Palazuelos,   Welcome to Sonoma! Congratulations on your (4-1) schoolboard confirmation last night, please learn from the vote that the district is rarely in universal agreement about, well, almost anything (sometimes this is good, sometimes not so good). Since you are the new kid in town, I thought [...]

By | May 19th, 2021|0 Comments

More authentic self

White Seth Rogan knocked on my door. “Hey Walt, I’d like to produce your three-story ideas (Fieldtrippin, Skiing Austria, Whinetours) into movies, give you an office in LA where you can polish the scripts and work on future projects plus you can move into my spare house on the beach [...]

By | May 12th, 2021|1 Comment

Be the bear

Slow down.   Sure, the next 700 words are important but if you only remember one thing, it’s the two words above. And I mean it in a literal sense as in, when you are driving or biking or skating or even walking-slow down. But also in a big picture [...]

By | May 4th, 2021|0 Comments

Every day is Earth Day

Happy Earth Day party people! Now, let me tell you why I don’t like Earth Day.   One would think that with my philosophy of radical environmentalism and love of mother earth that this would be a big holiday for me. All the biking, cleaning of Nathanson creek, teaching environmental [...]

By | April 22nd, 2021|0 Comments

Men behaving badly

A good man   Takes responsibility for his actions. Protects loved ones. Is healthy in mind and body. Plays the long game. Plays by the rules. Recognizes and corrects his failures. Is loyal, virtuous and moral. Is a man of his word. Treats everyone with respect. Expresses emotions. Doesn’t believe [...]

By | April 16th, 2021|0 Comments

An Emerging Mantra

  It’s Easter Sunday and I’m missing pastor Rich, who passed away two years ago, as I drive past St Andrews. Rich was about as close as I get to capital G God. I’m more of a small g god person, believing that faith is good and whoever you pray [...]

By | April 9th, 2021|0 Comments