A bit of nature, and a bit of history.
We had to say our final farewell to Santa. He defined what a good old dog is. As a 9 month old puppy, he had gotten out of his yard and was […]
Sitting high up in the Oakland hills, overlooking the entire city and with the best views of practically the entire bay, Oakland’s scenic open space Knowland Park is a real treasure and […]
I got a call last night from the campaign headquarters of one of the candidates for city council in Oakland. The conversation went something like this: Campaigner: “Hello, John. I’m calling to […]
On Wednesday, Sept. 3, Congresswoman Barbara Lee held a fund raiser here in Oakland. Lee, a member of the Black Congressional Caucus, is one of the most liberal members of the US […]
This was my first day in Ferguson, MO. It seems that the entire town is involved. There were maybe 1000 or so people out in the streets, but almost every car that […]
The abdication of Spain’s King Juan Carlos and his replacement by his son, Felipe, reminds me of a joke that was told back in the ’80s: It seems there was a police […]