Forks, Choices, Priorities, and Reflections

Just thinking about the many forks in the road that have led me to where I am, and I realized how much I have to thank Cassady for me ending up in California. During my senior year of college, I started applying for dramaturgy internships at theatres around the country. There weren’t many offered in …

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Blazing a Path on the Sonoma Cider Trail

The tasting room for Ace Cider is not the easiest place to get to, partially because you have to find it tucked away behind a warehouse on the grounds of their production facility, but primarily because it is only open from 1-5 on Friday afternoons. This was not someplace we could head to on a …

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Happy World Cider Day from Oakland!

In honor of World Cider Day, Steve and I headed over to Oakland with friend Marie to sample the offerings at Crooked City. Steve and I had been at the location previously for the NorCal Cider Classic the night before this year’s SF Cider Summit, but we hadn’t sampled the Crooked City ciders that evening. …

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Pollution doesn’t respect borders, but climate change has to be made local

You will probably get depressed reading this article, but it’s worth it to stick with it to the end. It ends on a hopeful note, and a lesson for talking about climate change. The plight of the polar bears may hurt me in my soul, but lots of people have more immediate concerns. If you …

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An Elegy

I’ve grown increasingly concerned over the last several months about the divisions in our country, and have been wondering how we’re going to reconcile and come back together. I thought about the last time that an iconic deep fracturing and cultural shift occurred throughout our society – when a liberal, inclusive movement clashed with old …

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Maybe They’ll Offer a Two for One Special!

GOP town halls go viral (The Hill) Last weekend, Rep. Raúl Labrador (R-Idaho) told a crowded town hall that “nobody dies because they don’t have access to healthcare.” Feeling some backlash, he later posted a statement on FB to clarify exactly what he meant, if only the mean old media wouldn’t take him out of …

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Do you honestly not recognize the context here?

Timing is key. Comey had few friends on the left. Obama could have fired him last fall, but he didn’t because it would have been a political move. The FBI Director is supposed to be independent and outside the sphere of politics. Trump could have fired him in January as part of his transition, but …

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When Americana Becomes American’t

Where do your NEA dollars really go? What we learned on an Indiana road trip. (WaPo) Think you know where NEA dollars go? They go to controversial big city artists who urinate on the crucifix, right? Think again. This is an excellent article on the many programs funded in Indiana, including therapeutic art and folk …

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