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Day 3 Shelter and Plan

CORONAVIRUS SURVIVAL Day 3   The days get later and that’s OK. I mean, really, what is there to wake up for? Can I just sleep until August, a virus induced sleeping beauty type situation?   Not possible although if you are medicating, feeling crappy and not making plans it’s [...]

By | March 18th, 2020|0 Comments

Day 2: Bigger Issues

CORONAVIRUS SURVIVAL Day 2   The pattern is already emerging.   Wake up late; help Kate prep for work that means reading SF Gate and the NY Times on my laptop in bed while throwing out local story ideas.   “Change Go Do Now to Stay Home Now”   “Tell me [...]

By | March 17th, 2020|0 Comments

Coronavirus 101: Quibi less, garden more

CORONAVIRUS SURVIVAL   Well this is happening. Today is Monday, the first day of Spring Break and instead of the normal joy, elation and freedom it’s a morning of preparation, fear and uncertainty.   We are not good with uncertainty, we want to know what tomorrow will bring but with [...]

By | March 16th, 2020|0 Comments

BANKSY Exits SIFF 2020

  Kev-o,   Thanks so much for the offer but it looks like I will be unable to leave Europe to attend SIFF 2020. My plans to turn the plaza horseshoe palm tree into a giant grape flavored tootsie roll pop, stencil “What is ART?” in 10 foot letters across [...]

By | March 12th, 2020|0 Comments

Preparing for the big test

Bernie best represents me; his vision is closest to my own. I see the need for revolution on the daily and Bernie gets that, plus his “Not me, us” philosophy will serve us well in these days of hate and polarization. I mean, isn’t that the way politics works? One [...]

By | March 2nd, 2020|0 Comments

Know Your Monster

It’s all about the haircut.   I saw Nic Sheff eight years ago at a book reading in Marin and he looked just like one of my students. Straggly long black hair, old kinda dirty jeans, Kurt Cobain sweater two sizes too big with thumbholes so he could pull the [...]

By | February 19th, 2020|1 Comment

Get unbent

The net post is America.   Just give me a minute, promise; I will bring it all together in the end.   See, we are a little bent right now and yes that we includes me, you, Republicans, Democrats, Trump, Pelosi, and all Americans. Bent but not broken… yet. The [...]

By | January 28th, 2020|0 Comments

Plan to exit the Hype House

It’s Friday January 3 and I’m in my classroom planning for second semester. This is the toughest part of my job and I really am not happy with the results from last semester, which makes it even harder. In a normal year the second semester is already planned for but [...]

By | January 9th, 2020|0 Comments

“Peanut Butter Falcon” Moves Past Ugly

I’m not a movie critic but I am a movie critic. I mean, it’s art right, one man’s “Peanut Butter Falcon” is another man’s “Uncut Gems”. However I am a Sociologist, damnit, and as such I’m a trend watcher and dot connector.   Have you seen both the above movies, [...]

By | December 31st, 2019|0 Comments

Lobbing Turds Helps No One

Can we please have a straight talk? I mean, the holidays are coming up, the fires are out, rain is falling, the power is on and we are all still above ground. Everything else can be solved as long as we listen to the great philosopher and ex-Creekside student Warren [...]

By | December 12th, 2019|0 Comments