Monthly Archives: April 2010

Is That, Like, a Female Coward?

“Here’s a comment posted at the Oath Keeper’s website after their announcement that they wouldn’t attend one of the gun-totin’ demonstrations scheduled for Monday (my emphasis): It’s cowardess like this that got us where we are. . . ”  (I … Continue reading

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Dead Man’s Cell Phone; Sonoma County Rep

You’ll either be vastly entertained or terribly frustrated by Sarah Ruhl’s Dead Man’s Cell Phone.  The key to your reaction will be in the first five minutes of the play.  If you decide to accept Jean’s motivation and her actions … Continue reading

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Quote of the Week; John Crowley, ENDLESS THINGS

  There is more than one history of the world—John Crowley, Aegypt This wasn’t the quote I was going to use.  I was going to list the quote about how the writer with a novel is, like God, is outside … Continue reading

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Monday in Petaluma

Lillian and I went on a photo-safari in Petaluma on Monday.  The day was a blue-sky, puffy-cloud day, without the rain I half-expected after Sunday.  Between Petaluma Boulevard and Kentucky Avenue we found photo-and-shopping ops galore. The Seed Bank is … Continue reading

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Year of the Tiger

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Around Town: Center for the Arts

I haven’t been to a show at the Sebastopol Center for the Arts in at least two years.  On Saturday, after I dropped off some things at the new  Goodwill, I went across the street to see what the center … Continue reading

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The Viral City: Palimpsest

Palimpsest, by Catherynne M. Valente, Bantam Books, 2009 This isn’t a review of Palimpsest.  Many better writers than I have already done that. For example, here, here and here.  I do have some thoughts about the book, though. The premise … Continue reading

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