Happy New Year. Thank you for reading. As an artist I have those depressive moments where I exclaim from my bed “I didn’t do anything last year. No book came out. I suck!” But the older, wiser me says scroll through your iCalendar. Surely, you did something? Surely, you learned something? Experienced something? I am … More Happy 2019!
http://www.plumasnews.com/frc-welcomes-trustees-saxton-mcnett-and-elliott/ Take a look at the photo with this article. Do you know what that is? That’s a 21st century photo taken of a board of trustees from a California community college and its president. California. The most diverse state in the nation. Notice anything peculiar or odd? A complete disregard for its ethnically diverse … More FRC & Its Lack of Diversity
I’ve not really written about the big story that looms still over my head. It seems almost too much of a story—so many wrong turns, so many places that dead ended into hopelessness and incredulity. I’m not even sure if there’s a place to start. So much is what happens when there’s a person in … More Ashes and Sage
It’s the morning of our first real snow in Plumas County—though by midday it will be melting as it does in our new climate reality. Nothing holds forever. Nothing sticks. I am sitting in my former living room with my son who will go to work in a few hours and our remaining family cat, … More St. Nicholas Day Thoughts (not about st. nicholas but of parenting and such).
I took a weekend off and went to teach a seminar workshop in Santa Cruz where I met some really inspiring UCSC students. I love getting the opportunity to return to teaching now and then—it keeps the teaching chops alive and it also means I keep abreast of student concerns and needs across the state. … More Thoughts on Student Needs
Please read below and please get ahold of your FRC Board Members and urge him to vote NO on the Trutna power grab. The vote is going down next Thursday to make sure Trutna has the votes wrapped up before the election. If you’re in Quincy your rep is John Sheehan. East Quincy Bill Elliot. … More Tell YOUR TRUSTEE TO VOTE NO!
Happy Friday. This seat on the board of trustees that I’m running for is of course a non partisan one. I’m struck however with a few observations on that. This season I’ve had the opportunity to see both people running for Congress in our district up close and personal. The differences between them couldn’t be … More Running on Inspiration