• Mel Gurtov| My Turn
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As Trump’s world collapses around him—abandoned by CEOs, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, several key Republicans in Congress, and some in the conservative news media—it’s time to see him for what he is: a minor business executive who has no business being president of the United States.

 

  • Jose-Antonio Orosco| My Turn
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As someone who regularly teaches about the political philosophy of Martin Luther King, Jr., I often spend time discussing with students the ways in which King’s ideas are taken out of context and turned into sound bites in order to support positions he would not himself have taken. The most obvious example is how his most memorable line from the “I Have a Dream” speech about not judging people based on the color of their skin but the content of their character is used to justify attacks on affirmative action—a policy he definitely endorsed—or cited in a way to claim that the best path forward for racial justice is to somehow ignore race and become colorblind. The white supremacist violence in Charlottesville is proof that we cannot simply try to ignore the problems of racism now.

  • Sherman Frederick| My Turn
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It doesn’t take much to get me excited about the Mill Valley Film Festival. And, it’s coming up fast – 43 days – but who’s counting.

  • Steven Kalas| Human Matters
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Let me define my terms: Mean People are people who need us to feel lousy about ourselves. I’m not kidding. They need us to feel badly about ourselves the way vampires need to drink our blood. It’s the way they shore up their identity. Rene Descartes said, “I think, therefore I am.” Mean People say, “You feel derided, humiliated, and put down, therefore I am.”

  • Steven Kalas | Human Matters
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Love relationships follow observable trajectories. They are dynamic. They evolve. If not, then, to be sure, they devolve. True love will not for long stand still or remain silent in the face of inertia.

  • Sherman Frederick | My Turn
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Brothers and sisters, lemme ask you: Could you make up President Donald Trump if you hadn’t seen him first?

  • Steven Kalas | Human Matters
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There is indeed a very short list of moments wherein it’s good to be reactive:

  • Michael Driskill | My Turn
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I have been in the medical field for over 40 years. I have researched and researched as many aspects (the side effects and contradictions) of many different drugs, especially marijuana. I have posted on Facebook and Twitter several articles over the last four years, and written letters to newspapers as to why its legalization may be much more harmful to a very large population, medically speaking, especially those between the ages of 15 and 25. 

  • By Robert J. Byers
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I don’t blame the Boy Scouts for President Donald Trump’s bizarre speech at the National Jamboree in West Virginia last week.

  • John Phillip | Just My Take
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Human males have occasional visions of the good old days, running through the African veldt wearing a loincloth and a spear, chasing down a darting eland for dinner. This is a common hallucination of the modern urban male, referred to (by me) as the cheetah complex, where men imagine they we…

  • Steven Kalas | Human Matters
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He’s stingy. Stingy with his loving reassurance. When she needs it is when he’s least likely to offer it. He scolds her for being insecure.

  • Sherman Frederick | My Turn
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Anyone else struck by the cold embrace of San Francisco city leaders of the mandate for legal marijuana?

  • Steven Kalas | Human Matters
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All thriving couples attend to the equation of “separateness and connectedness.” Meaning, thriving love relationships require both a nurtured connectedness and a healthy separateness.

  • Sherman Frederick | My Turn
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Naruto, a fellow from Indonesia, filed a copyright suit in San Francisco. San Franciscans barely noticed.

  • Steven Kalas | Human Matters
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What follows is the companion to my June 14 column. I mean, what’s good for the gander is good for the goose, right?

  • Steven Kalas Human Matters
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Jay Haley (1923–2007) is amongst my heroes in my chosen profession. I’ve read everything he’s ever written. I traveled to hear him speak. He was brilliant.

  • By Chad Carvey Opinion
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Every few years, the topic of the Sausalito “anchor-outs” (people who live on their boats on the water in Richardson’s Bay), creates a flurry of public opinion, and a mess of factual errors. A few small groups--like the Audubon Society, who wants to get rid of all anchor-outs--are leading this effort. Because of their hard-line stance, they actually hinder the efforts of those who seek a safe, healthy, well-balanced and well-managed anchorage. While they mostly cite environmental concerns, the plain truth is that any one of the Audubon folks themselves, living in their land-based houses, have a vastly greater impact on wildlife, and a vastly greater environmental footprint, than any anchor-out. 

  • Steven Kalas | Human Matters
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He’s 48, but everything about his countenance and energy cries out 7 or 8 years old. His face is a train wreck of rage, shame, and humiliation. A melting candle wax of self-loathing drips down his body language. His lip trembles and tears fill his eyes, like a boy will do when his mother or …

  • John Phillip Just My Take
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I forgot the names of one friend, two relatives and three elementary school teachers last week. The good news is: It wasn’t my fault. Not according to some depressing medical information I read about my brain (and your brain) that I want to share with you while

  • Steven Kalas | Human Matters
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If I met songwriter Don McLean, I’d thank him for his song “Starry, Starry Night.” Because Don ‘gets’ it. A really beautiful thing in Don recognized a really beautiful thing abiding in the subject of his song – Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890).

  • By Steefenie Wicks | Sausalito Historical Society
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Jack Tracy notes in his book “Sausalito Moments In Time” that in 1950, after the turmoil of WWII along with the wartime crowds, a quiet had once again settled over Sausalito, which seemed to have not been experienced in decades. It was during this period that Charles Bradley and his mother w…

  • By Cheryl Popp Chamber Waves
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Part of what enriches our community are our local artistic and cultural programs and all the special events that benefit both residents and visitors alike. Sausalito has an exceptional cultural and artistic heritage that is supported in many ways by our Chamber and local business community. …

  • Steven Kalas | Human Matters
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If I met songwriter Don McLean, I’d thank him for his song “Starry, Starry Night.” Because Don ‘gets’ it. A really beautiful thing in Don recognized a really beautiful thing abiding in the subject of his song – Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890).

  • Steven Kalas | Human Matters
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No, she doesn’t contact her son anymore. The grandkids, yes. But not her son. Not so much as a birthday card. Why? “Because he won’t forgive me, and I deserve to be forgiven,” the woman says.

  • John Philipp | Just My Take
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You may read this column only if you promise to shred and burn it immediately afterward — and then completely destroy it. I do not want my name falling into the hands of a certain government agency with the three-letter abbreviation (I_S) which I’d rather not spell out in case its agents misinterpret what I am about to say. Feds have the sense of humor of a clutter of bobcats.

 

 

  • Peter Richmond | As I See It
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Think back to when you were in high school. By the time you had become a senior, there was only a single event on your calendar that mattered other than graduation. It was the prom!

 

  • Barbara McVeigh | On the Resistance Beat
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NPR aired a story about the Italian band Soviet Soviet which was interrogated, jailed and denied entry in Seattle. They were on schedule to tour the West Coast and had followed legal requirements. But, after hours of being treated like criminals by U.S. immigration, the band was put on a pla…

  • Timothy Ogilvie | Guest Editorial
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Across one-fourth of the globe, people aren’t getting the nutrients they need to stay healthy, according to the newly released Global Hunger Index.

  • Steven Kalas | Human Matters
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The gods do that a lot with my sister. I don’t understand the specifics of her karmic path in this lifetime; I simply accept that her path includes homeless dogs walking off the Hopi Indian reservation and into her backyard.

  • Sherman Frederick | The Marin Forum
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Donald Trump called CNN the proprietor of fake news and CNN said the president is a big, fat liar. It has reached a point in which CNN now adds the words “without proof” to about everything the president asserts. 

  • Barbara McVeigh | On the Resistance Beat
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As we recognize the power of the immigrant community in our state, we can reflect on the incredible symbiotic relationship and common interest we have with Mexico and Latin America — culturally, economically and some could argue ethically. 

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