Category Archives: California

More Train Stories

My career on the railroad started 20 years after the last SP/ATSF/UP steam-powered train left town. I watched the workforce dry up from more than 200,000 employees down to 20,000 nation wide. I watched double track get torn up and … Continue reading

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TCS: Simple Pleasures in a Time of National Despair

Good Morning! ________________________________________________________________ Welcome to The Coffee Shop, just for you early risers on Monday mornings. This is an Open Thread forum, so if you have an off-topic opinion burning a hole in your brainpan, feel free to add a … Continue reading

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Ann Coulter has Berkeley speech canceled and claims “censorship” but as always it’s about the money

  By ann summers Crowd hisses at Ivanka Trump in Berlin after suggesting her father is “a tremendous champion of supporting families” https://t.co/S5zZYiS48epic.twitter.com/OzmQiuMk75 — CNN International (@cnni) April 25, 2017 Fascinating fascism in the society of the spectacle … Much … Continue reading

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Fake Art in the age of Fake News “… there are more Republicans buying art than are making it.”

By ann summers The Art of the Deal: The Movie is funny, and it’s scary, and it’s well-made. http://www.google.com/…   What does it mean to own artwork when for some, its worth is only in terms of its material costs … Continue reading

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Earth art… “Most people wouldn’t know (art) if it came up and bit them on the ass.” – Frank Zappa

 “Most people wouldn’t know music if it came up and bit them on the ass.” – Frank Zappa By ann summers This is why I always wanted my own bulldozer… (2015) Artist Michael Heizer, in the Nevada desert for 43 … Continue reading

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Vote-trading is nothing like spouse swapping in key swing states

By ann summers There are some thought experiments that arise each election cycle and the regularity of the question does raise other useful questions that would take far too long to resolve. For example, the issue of why an Electoral … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: GOLDEN

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD A poet with an MBA from the Stanford Business School who became a Vice President at General Foods and marketed Kool-Aid? Doesn’t sound very promising, does it? Even more damning, he’s written literary criticism, in books and … Continue reading

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