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Point of View: Shit City

shit city bricks - deposit photos

I’m feeling a bit shaky this morning. I’m not sure if it’s my never-ending pile of work that I just can’t seem to get through, or coming down off a day of being “on” for book sales at Davis Pride yesterday. Maybe it’s all my worries about the world, as the Dow plunges into bear market territory, the January 6th hearings churn on, and inflation keeps inflating. Most likely it’s a combination of all three. Some days, I forget how to hope. Still, I have a freakishly optimistic spirit, and worries rarely keep me down for long. I’m like one … Read more

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POINT OF VIEW: A Week in Shit City

Save the World

I’m neck-deep in shit. Not literally, thank the stars. And if you thought this was going to be a column about what an awful week I just had, you’ll be sorely disappointed. The COP26 climate change conference just wrapped up in Dublin. And while the latest accords and agreements weren’t nearly enough to stave off the worst effects of climate change, still it was something. Governments around the world are finally starting to get serious about the issue after receiving pressure from us, the people. Whether it’s too little, too late remains to be seen. With this as the backdrop, … Read more