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  • I miss Facebook

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    I miss my friend Gary posting song links routinely, giving me shit about this or that, and taking crap about being from Vacaville and “loving” cats. This past week’s pictures from Boston were fabulous, and it seemed like old times. And the “discussions” we had about “classic” songs were priceless.
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  • Disclosed, exposed…

    Years ago, after a white-shirt-and-tie visit to Phantom of the Opera in San Francisco, we stopped in at the Redwood Room to have a drink. In honor of Herb Caen, the famous columnist of the Chron, I had a double Stoli on the rocks. The...
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  • Tweak or tweet

    The word of the week is “healthcare.” Or not. I am tired of hearing how much premiums have increased under the Affordable Care Act. All legitimate studies have shown that the rate of increase in healthcare premiums has slowed under the ACA. Sure they have...
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  • The Hill has eyes — and ears

    The GOP elected and appointed officials in the White House are running for the hills. Even Vice-President Mike Pence has now retained a criminal lawyer to represent him over the ongoing probes into the connections between the Trumpsters and the Russians. POTUS has confirmed via...
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  • The truth, the hole truth…

    Last week, James Comey testified before Congress and called POTUS a liar, and by implication, a sneaky, conniving SOB. No surprise there — at least for two-thirds of the country, anyway. We also heard from Eric Trump that Democrats are not “…people.” Hmmm. I accept...
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  • Postcard from the edge

    0500 hours, Tuesday, May 30, 2017. Skyland Ranch, Gold Bar, Washington. It was my usual morning here at the Ranch. I was up early, listening to MSNBC, puttering around, cleaning the place up, enjoying the early morning solitude. There was a slight drizzle, but I...
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  • Make America Grate Again

    “A disaster beyond your imagination will occur.” When the Phantom has uttered those words so many fabulous times, he, of course, was not talking about the current POTUS. Could he have been? Maybe. I wrongly preached a wait-and-see approach after the election — after all,...
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  • See that mountain over there…

    …Someday I’m going to climb that mountain! (Thank you, Alabama!) Sorry I’ve been missing in action for a few weeks, but I’m back now. Yesterday, we lost another alumnus of the Ranch. Someone who left the Ranch before they were truly ready to face the...
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  • Too many family ties

    So, Ivanka Trump is moving into an “unpaid” position in the West Wing. Of course, after telling the world she would have no position in her father’s White House. With only real estate experience, son-in-law Jared Kushner has also assumed a key role in the...
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