Week 1: Speculas and Shredded Phones

Whew, what a difference a week makes.   Are you back on the hamster wheel? Have you returned to work and thought there would be no problem going from 0 to 60 and resuming the frantic pace of our frantic lifestyles? I have and I have some stories to share. [...]

By | August 23rd, 2021|0 Comments

COVID is the enemy, not each other

I should be fishing   Wednesday morning my daughter comes home crying. She has been housesitting for a friend and just learned she is positive for COVID. Yes, we are all vaccinated, yes, we are firm believers in science, yes, we wear masks indoors, and yes, we have followed the [...]

By | August 8th, 2021|0 Comments

The Twisties

Be Nikita   Are you watching the Olympics? Did you see our local superstar BMX freestyle rider Nikita Ducarroz kill it in Tokyo on Saturday? Has she inspired you?   It was great to see Simone Biles overcome the twisties and medal in the balance beam. More impressive was her [...]

By | August 4th, 2021|0 Comments

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|1 Comment

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|2 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


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