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These columns originally appeared in the Petaluma Argus Courier

Columns by year
2008 ·2007 ·2006 · 2005 · 2004 · 2003 · 2002 · 2001 · 2000 · 1999· 1998

Columns by topic (under construction)

COLUMNS FROM 2008 back to top Summary
239 What Would Santa Do? December 4, 2008 Will a Santa made homeless by global warming stimulate serious climate protection?
238 God Bless the Whole World November 20, 2008 Obama wins, gays must wait, narrow-mindedness ain't so straight
237 A Down to Earth Economy November 6, 2008 The US economy itself is one big derivate fraud, since it doesn't value the Earth.
236 Power to the Community Organizers October 23, 2008 Attention Sarah Palin: Jesus was a community organizer, Pilate was a Governor.
235 Flying The Phoenix October 8, 2008 Petaluma's Phoenix Theater is up to so good again.
234 Petaluma Dont Go There September 25, 2008  
233 Bicycling Equality, Here, Now September 10, 2008  
232 Cool As Cucumbers August 27, 2008  
231 Follow Your Nose to Petaluma August 14 , 2008  
230 Not On My Front Porch July 30, 2008  
229 Today As If Tomorrow Mattered July 16, 2008  
  [6 month hiatus]    
228 Smartness, Darkness, and Light January 2 , 2008  
COLUMNS FROM 2007 back to top Summary
227 Lookin' Good, Or Not December 5, 2007  
226 Heed the Warning Signs November 21, 2007  
225 Join the Mo' No Mo' Movement November 7, 2007  
224 Help! I Need Somebody October 24, 2007  
223 Turn the Tide of Battle October 10, 2007  
222 Daily Acts, Small and Large September 26, 2007  
221 The Unasked Questions September 12, 2007  
220 Learning the Way to School August 29, 2007  
219 Living On River Time August 15, 2007  
218 Boxes Big and Small July 18 , 2007  
217 Why Save Internet Radio June 20 , 2007  
216 Red Shirt, Blue State June 6 , 2007  
215 Petaluma. We Show Up May 23 , 2007  
214 Sex, Drugs, and Environmentalism May 9 , 2007  
213 Bringing the Troops Home April 25, 2007  
212 A Guide to Mindful Driving April 11 , 2007  
211 Something to Tell the Grandhildren March 28, 2007  
210 What Kind of Park? March 14 , 2007  
209 A Different Kind of Spring February 28 , 2007  
208 The Community Immune System February 14 , 2007  
207 The Best That We Can Do January 31 , 2007  
206 Feet On the Ground January 17 , 2007  
205 Confessions of a Commonist January 3 , 2007  
COLUMNS FROM 2006 back to top  
204 Rescued From The Avalanche December 20 , 2006  
203 How Bout Dem Elections December 6 , 2006  
202 Life as Art in Petaluma November 22, 2006  
201 Children of the Future November 8, 2006  
200 Three Islands and a Sunny Hill October 25, 2006  
199 Of Balloting and Halloween October 11 , 2006  
198 198 Persistence for Sustainability September 27, 2006  
197 The Necklace and the Crown September 13 , 2006  
196 The Story of Yum and Yuck August 30 , 2006  
195 The Practical Radical August 16 , 2006  
194 Plants and Planning Explained August 2 , 2006  
193 Transitions in Progress July 19 , 2006  
192 A Fire in the Belly July 5, 2006  
191 A Lesson From a Cat May 24, 2006  
190 Ms Murray and the Mountains May 10, 2006  
189 Standing In Front of the 7-Eleven April 26, 2006  
188 From Throw-Ups to Burners April 12, 2006  
187 www.petalumaphoenix.org March 29 , 2006  
186 I Rant, Get No Satisfaction March 15, 2006  
185 Enter the Tour de Petaluma March 1, 2006  
184 As Long As the Boom Has Room February 15, 2006  
183 Stay Out of the Way, or Pay February 1, 2006  
182 Our Choice: Petrolism or Patriotism January 18, 2006  
181 A Day of Celebration January 4, 2006 (Dec 21 vac)  
COLUMNS FROM 2005 back to top  
180 If It's Too Loud...Huh? December 7, 2005  
179 Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. November 23, 2005  
178 My Secret Pary Affiliation November 9, 2005  
177 You Get What They Pay For October 26, 2005  
176 Yes On M: Food With a Future October 12, 2005  
175 A River in a Time of Dryness September 28, 2005  
174 Autumn Equinox At Your Door September 14, 2005  
173 How Intelligent Are We? August 31, 2005  
172 I Still Have My Broom August 17, 2005 (Aug 3 vac)  
171 Working on Commission July 20, 2005  
170 Flying in a New Direction July 6, 2005 (Jun 22 vac)  
169 Long Live Cinnabar Theater June 8, 2005  
168 What Is It Worth? May 25, 2005  
167 Here, Have Some Popcorn May 11, 2005  
166 Pain at the Pump April 27, 2005  
165 A Day on the Hidden Highway April 13, 2005  
164 A Tale of Two Planets March 30 , 2005  
163 All Alone in the World March 16, 2005  
162 The Many Faces of Democracy March 2 , 2005  
161 Stepping Up to the Plate February 16 , 2005  
160 Tales of Trash and Treasure February 2, 2005  
159 Going Home, Staying Home January 19 , 2005  
158 So That Others May Simply Live January 5 , 2005  
COLUMNS FROM 2004 back to top  
157 The Dream of the Oak Tree December 22 , 2004  
156 Living In Mobile, Petaluma December 8 , 2004  
155 Conservative In My Old Age November 24, 2004  
154 Keep Watering the Dirt November 10, 2004  
153 Welcome Back, Elderberry Spring October 27 , 2004  
152 Campaign Accounting, Accountability October 13 , 2004  
151 Democracy Don't Come Easy September 29, 2004  
150 What Are We Willing To Believe? September 15 , 2004  
149 The Petaluma Road Kill Museum Sepetember 1, 2004  
148 Better Homes and Garbage August 18, 2004  
147 Tolay Or Not Tolay August 4, 2004  
146 Introducing the Rainier Parkway July 21, 2004  
145 Music is the Solution July 7, 2004  
144 It's Fun to Be Real June 23, 2004  
143 Traveling, Staying In Touch June 9, 2004 (May 6 vac.)  
142 The Perils of Short Timer Syndrome May 12, 2004  
141 Brothers, Do The Math April 28, 2004  
140 Campaign Finance Reform Revival April 14, 2004  
139 Preventing Leaks and Floods March 31, 2004  
138 Learning - It's A Good Thing March 17, 2004  
137 Love Your (Human) Race March 3, 2004  
136 Petaluma Primary Voter Guide February 18, 2004  
135 A Tale of Two Wars February 4, 2004  
134 Campaign in the You Know Where January 21, 2004  
133 While America Was Sleeping January 7, 2004  
 
COLUMNS FROM 2003 back to top  
132 There's More Than Only One December 24, 2003  
131 Somewhere, Under the Rainbow December 10, 2003  
130 Sell Lafferty, or Sell Lafferty? November 25, 2003  
129 Green Eye for the Gray Guy November 11, 2003  
128 Practical Paving for Petaluma October 29, 2003  
127 Laugh to Keep From Crying October 15, 2003  
126 Can You Recall a Better Day? October 1, 2003  (9-17 vac.)  
125 The Shadows of Things to Come September 3, 2003  
124 Brought to You In Loving Color August 20, 2003  
123 Walk the Petaluma Rim Trail August 6, 2003  
122 Bad News and Good News July 23, 2003  
121 Summer Guide to Words and Music July 9, 2003  
120 Making the Push to the Top June 25, 2003  
119 How the Best Was Won June 11, 2003  
118 Good Enough for Good Government May 28, 2003  
117 The Empire's New Clothes May 14, 2003  
116 Feed the Soul, Feed the Planet April 30, 2003  
115 To Take It or Leave It April 16, 2003  
114 A Connection of Random Thoughts April 2, 2003  
113 Grow Your Own Green Power Plant March 19, 2003  
112 Support Our Troops. Bring Them Home March 5, 2003  
111 It Wasn't A Quiet Hometown Week February 19, 2003  
110 Voices of Frogs and Freedom February 5, 2003  
109 MADM: Mother's Against Driving Madness January 22, 2003  
108 You Can Always Go Downtown January 8, 2003  
 
COLUMNS FROM 2002 back to top  
107 Or the World In Pieces December 25, 2002  
106 Oh, When the Shark Bites December 11, 2002  
105 Don't Hold Your Breath November 27, 2002  
104 The Milk of Corporate Sponsorship November 13, 2002  
103 Tell The Truth: Who ARE You? October 30, 2002  
102 Lighten Up and Smell The Roses October 16, 2002  
101 Integrated Terror-pest Management October 2, 2002  
100 Your Choice Of Zippered Bags September 18, 2002  
99 Rally Around The Pothole September 4, 2002  
98 One Nation, Under God We Trust August 7, 2002  
97 Thinking About Someday Someday July 24, 2002  
96 Discovering Our Backyard Radio July 10, 2002  
95 What Would Tyler Durden Do? June 26, 2002  
94 Leadership That Delivers Lafferty May 29, 2002  
93 Googling Across My Universe May 15, 2002  
92 Getting America Back On Track May 1, 2002  
91 Why Not Ride The Free Way? April 17, 2002  
90 More Than Dust In the Wind   April 3, 2002  
89 Of Hunger and Appetites  March 20, 2002  
88 Not So Quiet on the Western Front March 6, 2002  
87 Lafferty and Justice for All February 20, 2002  
86 We are all of us Ring Bearers February 6, 2002  
85 Hiding Behind the Smoke of 911 January 23, 2002  
84 Supes, Help Us Take the Last Step January 9, 2002  
 
COLUMNS FROM 2001 back to top  
83 'Twas the Day After Christmas December 26, 2001  
82 Petaluma's Community Living Room December 12, 2001  
81 The Baby's Smile November 28, 2001  
80 Wildly Successful Water Treatment November 14, 2001  
79 Save the Starry Starry Night October 31, 2001  
78 Living on This Summer's Sunshine October 17, 2001  
77 A Different Kind of War October 3, 2001  
76 Who Is Mr. Moynihan Representing? September 19, 2001  
75 The Once-Secret Heart of Petaluma September 5, 2001  
74 Between a Rock and a Wet Place August 22, 2001  
73 The Coastest with the Mostest August 8, 2001  
72 Plundering and Wondering July 25, 2001  
71 Traveling Through Time July 11, 2001  
70 First Steps Up Sonoma Mountain June 27, 2001  
69 Potholes- Low Cost Speed Bumps June 13, 2001  
68 The Paradise Ranch Water Filter May 30, 2001  
67 Education at the Grassroots May 16, 2001  
66 Learning the Price of Democracy May 2, 2001  
65 Representation for our Taxation April 4, 2001  
64 Some Questions About Vegetables March 21, 2001  
63 When the Cows Come Home March 7, 2001  
62 Welcome to Lafferty Park, Part 2 February 21, 2001  
61 Welcome to Lafferty Park February 7, 2001  
60 Lightening Your Load January 24, 2001  
59 The Mask Behind the Mask January 10, 2001  
 
COLUMNS FROM 2000 back to top  
58 You Have Everything to Live For December 27, 2000  
57 Beginning a Dialog on Place December 13, 2000  
56 It's Election-Shock Therapy November 29, 2000  
55 We, Too, Can Move Mountains November 15, 2000  
54 Green Signs, Green Candidates November 1, 2000  
53 Having the Skill and the Will October 18, 2000  
52 We Are Children of the Future October 4, 2000  
51 It's Time to Act, Locals! September 20, 2000  
50 A Hubbub of Dreamers and Doers September 6, 2000  
49 The Worst Kind of Thirst August 23, 2000  
48 The New Face of Imperialism August 9, 2000  
47 Bring Home the Promised Land July 26, 2000  
46 Breaking the Code of Life July 12, 2000  
45 Practical Pedaluma Cycle Therapy June 28, 2000  
44 Stop Biting Your Tongue June 14, 2000  
43 How Can We Keep Them Singing May 31, 2000  
42 The Games Children Play May 17, 2000  
41 The Green Against the Gray May 3, 2000  
40 Riding the Waves of Life April 19, 2000  
39 Getting Above the Undergrowth April 5, 2000  
38 Life and Death and Life Again March 22, 2000  
37 Petaluma: A City on the Edge March 8, 2000  
36 The Highwaymen Came Driving February 23, 2000  
35 Talkin' About Our Generation February 9, 2000  
34 The Extreme Environmentalists January 26, 2000  
33 Charting a Sustainable Course January 12, 2000  
 
COLUMNS FROM 1999 back to top  
32 Make Your New Year's Revolution December 29, 1999  
31 So Much More to Be Grateful For December 15, 1999  
30 For the Love of Home December 1, 1999  
29 Exercising the Will to Win November 17, 1999  
28 The New Nuclear Nightmare November 3, 1999  
27 Show Me the Community Money! October 20, 1999  
26 Life in the Green Lane October 6, 1999  
25 Getting Them On the Right Path September 22, 1999  
24 We're Going for the Green September 22, 1999  
23 Planting Trees in T-Com Valley September 15, 1999  
22 What We Were Never Told September 1, 1999  
21 Too Much of a Good Thing August 18, 1999  
20 Life on the River Within August 4, 1999  
19 Bigger Is Not Always Better July 21, 1999  
18 It's More than a Mountaintop July 7, 1999  
17 TeeVee or Not TeeVee June 23, 1999  
16 Another Look at Star Wars June 9, 1999  
15 Wishful Thinking For Petaluma June 2, 1999  
14 A Journey From Yard to Garden May 19, 1999  
13 How Will The Story End? May 5, 1999  
12 Who Owns the Land? April 21, 1999  
11 Upstream Downstream in Yugoslavia April 7, 1999  
10 Opening Up The Open Space March 24, 1999  
9 Special Interests: Talking or Swearing? March 10, 1999  
8 Let the Arts Blossom in Petaluma February 24, 1999  
7 Y2k: The Technology Earthquake February 10, 1999  
6 Are We Flying or Falling? January 29, 1999  
5 Freeze in the Dark January 15, 1999  
4 Lafferty Investment is Priceless January 8, 1999  
3 The Cost of Lafferty January 1, 1999  
 
COLUMNS FROM 1998 back to top  
2 The Flight of Phoenix December 18, 1998  
1 Labels and Changes in the 'Hood December 4, 1998