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So far Walt Williams has created 158 blog entries.

Day 112 School

Gavin Newsom Tony Thurmond Dr. Sundari Mase   Dear California Leaders,   We simply cannot open schools right now. Just read the SVUSD and Santa Rosa plans for returning to the classroom and I see no way to create “a low risk environment for students and staff” (the #1 essential [...]

By | July 12th, 2020|0 Comments

Day 109 Government

Awareness + Action = Change.   What is the role of government? Think big picture for a minute, like how your day progresses from the time you wake up to the time you go to sleep. Do you like roads and schools and laws or are you pining for the [...]

By | July 8th, 2020|0 Comments

Day 90 History

I’m going to go a step further. Shocking right, like I’ve been holding back up to this point. But it’s time to wipe the chalkboard clean and make that new path forward we’ve been talking about for so long.   See, history, if you didn’t know this already, is made [...]

By | June 18th, 2020|2 Comments

Day 81 Empathy

  Friday at 1:00 I hit the Meet app button on my phone to end my final virtual office hours. I have already entered grades and independent study credits so I send a final email to my office manager and breathe a big sigh of relief. We graduated 16 at [...]

By | June 9th, 2020|1 Comment

Day 73 Hate

    Are you feeling scared and powerless? Like society’s grip on sanity is slowly slipping away with each peaceful protest that turns violent and destroys a community already nearly destroyed by the virus. It’s like we’re kicking ourselves when we’re down. I mean, have you watched the confrontations between [...]

By | May 31st, 2020|0 Comments

Day 70 Bolinasize

    I was having a solitaire drought, eight games in a row without a win. This was causing serious mental anguish, as winning solitaire has become my main source of dopamine in the last two months. Sure I have been exercising (not enough) and the kids are home and [...]

By | May 28th, 2020|0 Comments

Day 53: Dream big

Welcome Back Sonoma!   Somewhere in the not-too-distant future   Scene opens with long shot of a wine bus driving into the horseshoe area of the plaza.   Close up of driver (me) talking to clients as he pulls to a stop near the horseshoe fountain.   Driver to camera: [...]

By | May 11th, 2020|1 Comment

Day 48 Test now

    “I’m not gonna lie, that was kinda painful.” I’m trying to make a video for the Index Tribune website but I’m not a great selfie guy or pain guy for that matter.   I had been trying to get COVID tested for weeks, Kaiser only tests people who [...]

By | May 6th, 2020|0 Comments

Day 41: Play nice

  Are you committing Coronacrime? Of course you are. Did you travel more than 5 miles from home in the last 41 days-crime, go to the beach or park-crime, even ridden your bike on the bike path-crime. The good news: these aren’t really crimes, the bad news: looks like May [...]

By | April 29th, 2020|0 Comments

Day 35 Thanks Joe

April 23 2021   Dear Joe,   What a year! Couldn’t have done it without you and your message of unity. Thanks for providing the leadership exactly when we needed it. Because leadership is kinda hard to evaluate until the shit hits the fan and even though you started off [...]

By | April 23rd, 2020|0 Comments