DATELINE April 4, 2016
SANTA CRUZ DOWNTOWN HOSPITALITY HOST PROGRAM ENDING!!!
In spite of the favorable opinions from almost everybody those yellow jacketed Hospitality Hosts vanish as of June 30. As of right now it’s stated …because the contracts weren’t renewed. Paid for by Santa Cruz Businesses and property owners the program is run by the Downtown Management Corporation. The Downtown Management Corporation (online) has probably old data on it, with names like Ceil Cirillo, Bonnie Lipscomb, and Peter Prindle. Anyways we’ll miss those dedicated Pacific Avenue trekkers
TOM SCRIBNER & POLITICS. Tom cared much more about politics than the musical saw. Born in 1899, he was a tree cutter and very active with the Industrial Workers of the World. (I.W.W.). He moved here in the mid 60’s and from his home in Davenport he published a monthly/occasional publication “The Redwood Ripsaw Review” and took on all comers, locally and internationally. Santa Cruz City Council members (Edler, Mahaney & Ghio) back in the late 70’s didn’t like Tom’s left-Socialist politics and fought hard to stop Marghe McMahon’s statue from being placed in SCOPE park next to the Town Clock in 1978. The square later became known as Scribner Square. The Square was later tagged for development and the statue was moved in front of Bookshop Santa Cruz in July 1993.
The Tom Scribner Award event is The People’s Democratic Club Fun-Raiser happening 3:00-5:00 p.m. Saturday, April 9 at the Live Oak Grange 1900 17th Avenue, Santa Cruz. Supervisor Zach Friend and PDC Vice-president Nora Hochman are emcees. And there’ll be music by Dr. Chris Ring. They’re having three partially crazy contests…
- Best Dressed County Supervisor
- Worst nightmare candidate of 2016
- Best next U.S. President.
There’s also going to be awards given to Desal Alternatives for Achievement of The Year; Sherry Conable, Steve Pleich, Mathilde Rand and Gail Williamson for Unsung Heroes Award. I’m proud to announce, again, that yours truly is being awarded the first ever Tom Scribner Award. This most certainly is not for my musical saw playing, which I’ve almost given up entirely.
Donation at the door. For more information call 465-8272. Of course I’ll see you there.
|COUGAR RESCUE. It’s about 6 minutes long and is wonderfullyinteresting to watch. And it’s sure not one of those kissy-poo clips.
|“BEEDLE UM BUM”. Just one of my favorite 78’s that our Pasadena gang listened to and later our Palomar String Band (aka. Hot Damn String Band) played many, many times.
|SWANTON STRAWBERRIES. Daughter Jennifer found this new clip of our long time Swanton Road neighbor Jim Cochran……..
DILIP BASU DIED. Dilip Basu was an amazing guy. We got to know each other before, during, and after many Satyajit Ray film screenings that he spent much of his life collecting, lecturing, and restoring. He was UCSC Professor Emeritus in the Humanities division of The History Department. He worked on his book “The Last Poem” for ages. He finished it but we never got the chance to talk about it on Universal Grapevine (as I promised). Cathy Basu Shender wrote…
“Dilip passed away Feb 22nd, in Santa Clarita. He was working on his Satyajit Ray Archive which was recently moved from UCSC to the Packard Humanities Institute in Santa Clarita…David Packard will organize something in his honor this summer at the Stanford Theater in Palo Alto. Dilip died of TB as a result of the prescription drug Humira. Dilip developed rheumatoid arthritis and was given Humira by a Santa Cruz rheumatologist. He took Humira for the past two years here in Santa Cruz. Humira can lower a person’s immune system and cause many serious infections including TB and lymphoma. Dilip became ill this fall with a “mysterious infection”. The doctors could not figure out what the infection was until after he died. It turned out to be TB. Dilip had TB as a child in India and was exposed to TB. Many Indians are exposed to TB. So I am frankly very upset that he was given Humira in the first place, and also upset that for 4-5 months the doctors could not put 2 and 2 together. They kept coming up with e coli and samonella typii. He might have been saved had they treated him for TB when his infection and symptoms first emerged in early September. The details are complicated…and TB can be dormant and very elusive. People can test negative for active TB but can still have dormant TB which attacks and it can spread silently. As I mentioned we’ll all miss him.”
HUMANE QUESTION. Just exactly what is the difference (and how is it justified ) between the photos we see of the proud fishermen holding up their dead catches and hunters killing the same age “wild animals” out in the woods? (don’t give me that LEGAL thing)
LEAH GARCHIK AND FUNNY NAMES. Having nearly a lifetime obsession with unusual names I sent this note to San Francisco Chronicle’s Leah Garchik…
Just wanted to report in on a great name in today’s (3/30/16) issue of the Santa Cruz Sentinel. In an article about new buildings being proposed near an agricultural zone…it stated ..
Juggy Tut, president of Elite Developments, which bought the property last year, remains patient despite the controversy. “We’re just taking it one step at a time,” he said. “Let’s see what the commission says first.”
I think Juggy Tut (I checked it on the Elite Development website) ranks up there with three other local Santa Cruz names I’ve collected….Cashmere Tango Obedience*, E. Pluribus Eubanks,and Fortunato Macadangdang. Leah replied almost immediately…”Thanks Bruce. I Googled Juggy. Looks like he’s a gentleman of East Asian descent. I’m a bit loath to make fun of someone’s name, especially from another culture.Nonetheless, thanks (and I hope you understand). Best, Leah. * p.s. I met Cashmere Tango Obedience, who’s real name was Kashmiri Obediencia. He actudally changed it because he loved to tango!
Mr. Paul Elerick of Aptos writes…
WHAT’S IN STORE FOR APTOS?
I found myself in Los Altos Sunday, looking for a sandwich shop in their “downtown”. It was a quiet, spotless collection of shops, lawyer’s offices, and a nice deli among other things. Walking around was educational, because there looming before my eyes was a two story parking garage to accommodate a two story Safeway. It was equipped with elevators for moving shopping carts of groceries to the parking garage. Could this be what was in store for Aptos before Safeway sold to the next speculator/developer? My guess is yes, that was exactly the bullet we Aptosians dodged (for now).
Now we’re facing new developers with “refurbishing” Rancho Del Mar on their mind. This outfit is from Southern California named Terramar. 2nd District Supervisor Zach Friend has been getting lots of calls as to what we can expect from this company. Here is Zach’s memo to the Seacliff Improvement Association: “A lot of people in the community have been reaching out with questions about the status of the Rancho Del Mar Center so I’ve been working with Terramar (the new owners of the center) to hold a community meeting. I wanted our community to have a chance to hear directly from Terramar, provide their input on what they’d like to see at the center, have their questions answered and have points of contact with the company moving forward. Terramar agreed to have the meeting and booked the Seascape Golf Club large conference room for the event. Here are the details that I received from Terramar including a link from them to RSVP: “April 28th – 6:30 PM, Seascape Golf Club, 610 Clubhouse Dr. If anyone has questions in advance they can contact Bruce Walton at Terramar at firstname.lastname@example.org RSVP Link:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/4282016-rsvp-rancho-del-mar-community-meeting-tickets-24296073209
(Paul Elerick is a member of, and former co-chair of the Campaign for Sensible Transportation, http://sensibletransportation.org . He’s a current member of Nisene to Sea, a group of mid-county citizens committed to maintaining an open hiking trail from Cabrillo College to Nisene Marks State Park
WHARF MASTER PLAN: THIS FISH AIN’T BITING
First a correction. In last week’s piece I wrote that Mayor Mathews had not followed proper procedure for the appeal hearing on the par course equipment on West Cliff Drive. I was wrong. My apologies to the Mayor. I was unaware that the appeal procedures were amended in January of 2015. The procedures now give two formal presentation time slots for staff rather than the previous one time slot, further eroding the right of appeal for the public. The April 12th deadline for comments on the city’s environmental document for the Wharf Master Plan is drawing near. Initial Study (IS) at: http://www.cityofsantacruz.com/home/showdocument?id=51377
If this project is approved with little public opposition it will be a coup for big business and the tourist industry. Among the losers will be the small, historical wharf business owners who will see their leases expire with the city refusing to renew them (think Andy’s Bate and Tackle) as it proactively seeks out the “best in class” through “competitive bidding.” Or favoritism. While new commercial and retail will gain an extra 2,960 square feet of space, and public access an additional 108,000 square feet, zero new space is allocated for parking, vehicular circulation and wharf operations. As for losing an historical icon, the Initial Study (IS) sees no significant impact since they are not going to “demolish, destroy or relocate” the wharf. That’s a low bar for historical preservation.
This project has been fishy from the beginning.
Our municipal wharf deserves a more honest, forthright evaluation of this radical makeover and its impacts. That will only happen if you care enough to comment.
(Gillian Greensite is a long time local activist, a member of Save Our Big Trees and the Santa Cruz chapter of IDA, International Dark Sky Association http://darksky.org Plus she’s an avid ocean swimmer, hiker and lover of all things wild).
PATTON’S PROGRAM. Gary states in his KUSP Land Use Broadcasts this week….
THE WATER, LAND USE & TRANSPORTATION ALL GO TOGETHER.
AT LEAST THEY SHOULD.
When development decisions ignore the availability of adequate water resources, long term impacts can be severe, and necessary corrections can be costly.
If developments are approvedwithout properly accounting for their traffic impacts, the community ends up with gridlock. The state of Highway One in Santa Cruz County is a good example. It’s not so easy to escape from gridlock once overdevelopment has created it, and necessary corrections can be costly.
The Monterey Peninsula is certainly finding that out!
This rule applies to transportation, too. If developments are approved without properly accounting for their traffic impacts, the community ends up with gridlock. The state of Highway One in Santa Cruz County is a good example. It’s not so easy to escape from gridlock, once overdevelopment has created it, and corrections there are very costly, too.
Providing robust transit services is one way to mitigate the transportation impact of development. Getting people to take transit significantly reduces the traffic congestion caused by everyone trying to get around in an individual vehicle. But what happens when transit mitigation measures are cut back or eliminated? That is the question that the Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission will be wrestling with this week, Thursday 4/07.
The Transit District is making big service reductions because the District doesn’t have enough money to maintain existing bus routes. The City of Santa Cruz is concerned. If bus service is removed from major transportation corridors, there will be a lot more gridlock in the City of Santa Cruz, and on Highway One. Read the complete scripts of the above at Gary Patton’s KUSP Land Use site http://blogs.kusp.org/landuse.
Gary is a former Santa Cruz County Supervisor (20 years) and an attorney who represents indivudu als and community groups on land use and environmental issues. The opinions expressed are Mr. Patton’s. Gary has his own website, Two Worlds/365” – www.gapatton.net
CLASSICAL DeCINZO. Naturalist DeCinzo treks into butterfly politics…scroll downwards…
EAGAN’S DEEP COVER. Tim takes us airborne with guess who??? See below…
VAN ANTWERP THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS…. A Delicate Balance by Edward Albee. Featuring: Ali Eppy, Susan Forrest, Ann McCormick, Brian Spencer, Janine Theodore and Frank Widman. It’s description….Wealthy couple, Agnes and Tobias have their complacency shattered when Harry and Edna, longtime friends appear at their doorstep. Claiming an encroaching, nameless “fear” has forced them from their own home, these neighbors bring a firestorm of doubt, recrimination and ultimately solace, upsetting the “delicate balance” of Agnes and Tobias’ household. “An evening of theatrical fireworks” The New York Times. Preview April 7th @ 7:30p. Performance Dates: 4/8,9,14,15,16, 22, 23 @ 7:30p, 4/17 @ 3p. Tickets:
SANTA CRUZ CHAMBER PLAYERS CONCERT. The Players close their season April 9th and 10th with….“Blues and Rags to Riches”. Music by William Bolcom, Maurice Ravel, and Johaness BrahmsRoy Malan, artistic director and violin …Susan Freier, violin; Polly Malan, viola and Stephen Harrison, cello; Ian Scarfe on piano. From blues and rags to riches says it all; a journey from lightheartedness to profundity, at the tiller the creative guiding hands of three master composers. By 1910 Ravel was a famous man, which prompted a young George Gershwin to ask Ravel to teach him to write like he did. Ravel answered by asking Gershwin how much money he had made from Rhapsody in Blue. William Bolcom’s homages to Jelly Roll Morton and James P. Johnson have become American national treasures. Like other European composers of his period, Johannes Brahms was affected by folk and gypsy influences, which can be detected in the Scherzo of his Piano Quintet. But providentially for its performers and listeners, his main influence was simply Brahms himself.
WHEN: Saturday, April 9th at 7:30 pm; Sunday, April 10th at 3:00 pm
WHERE: Christ Lutheran Church, 10707 Soquel Dr., Aptos
TICKET INFO: $25 general, $20 senior, $10 youth Advance single tickets for all SC Chamber Players’ concerts are available at www.scchamberplayers.org
Single tickets are also available at the door 1/2 hr. prior to each performance
CUSTOMER INFO: 831.425.3149 or www.scchamberplayers.org
LANDMARK THEATRES & FREE PASSES!!! For at least ten years we’ve been awarding two free passes (Nickelodeon and The Del Mar) weekly to the first listener calling in with the correct answer to my movie question on KZSC’s “BushWhackers Breakfast Club” at 8:10am on Friday mornings, right after I do my weekly film critiques. It took a bit of adjustment but Landmark Theatres realized just how popular those passes and the program is and we’re back giving away passes. Thanks Landmark.
LISA JENSEN LINKS. Lisa writes: “Find out what happens when fairy tales once again inspire an episode of Project Runway, this week at Lisa Jensen Online Express (http://ljo-express.blogspot.com). Also, I Saw the Light doesn’t provide much insight into the astonishingly short, but productive life of Hank Williams, but at least Tom Hiddleston has presence to burn in the starring role.” Lisa has been writing film reviews and columns for Good Times since 1975.
THAT IS THE QUESTION
(THE NEWEST FILMS IN ORDER OF PERFECTION)
……..ONLY ONE FILM THIS WEEK DUE TO SERIOUS POLITICS…….
BATMAN V SUPERMAN. Remember when these two heroes were nice guys with even some humanity and humor? Don’t even try thinking about a fully clothed Clark Kent getting into the bathtub with a naked Lois Lane (Amy Adams). Avoid thinking about Batman wanting to kill Superman or space monsters in Metropolis. Metropolis at least has Laurence Fishburne playing Perry White, editor of The Daily Planet. Ben Affleck as Batman??? Jeremy Irons as Batman’s butler? Then for some reason Wonder woman comes in near the end. They have besmirched our legends…don’t go.
STILL PLAYING AT A THEATRE NEAR US
FROM BEST TO REALLY BAD
THE WAVE. This subtitled, well-acted, disaster film from Norway is excellent. It’ll keep you absolutely glued to the screen, and you’ll be in constant wonder as it takes some unusual twists and plot turns (especially for a disaster film). Films like The Tower, San Andreas, Cave In, Avalanche and Towering Inferno all have so many scenes in common. More than that, good disaster films keep you thinking about “What would I do”? The Wave has all of that and just a little bit of Hollywood at the end. See it on the biggest screen possible. The way it shows a tourist town being flooded will make you wonder if Santa Cruz has ever taken tsunamis and their danger very seriously??
EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT. One of my maybe top 3 films from 2015. It also has a 99% from Rotten Tomatoes. This was Colombia’s best foreign film entry for the Oscars…it shoulda won! Filmed along the Amazon. It’s two separate stories of scientists exploring the jungles for certain rare plants. It’s really about how “whites” have ruined, killed, destroyed,the peoples and the environment as they stoled the rubber and lumber. There’s a very clear message for all of us here, today. (subtitled)
THE VVITCH. That’s not a “w” in “Witch”, for some unexplained reason the film always uses 2 capital v’s in the title. This completely deadily serious film does a fine job of creating and keeping a very scary mood throughout the whole piece. It’s set in 1630 New England centering on a family just off the boat from the old country. Perfect acting, perfect sets, the Brit/New England accents are hard to follow at times. There isn’t a familiar “ghost” idea in this film. No chainsaws, cellar stairs, hockey masks, or more importantly not one previously used scene in it.
10 CLOVERFIELD LANE. What a surprise…the reviews were coming in saying this is a well done, thrill -film from some very respected reviewers. They’re right, this is an exciting, involving, mysterious, well-acted, suspenseful movie. John Goodman stars as a creepy, misunderstood, possible deviate, who’s locked up a young beautiful woman Mary Elizabeth Winstead to protect her from what is (or isn’t?) outside the underground home-like prison. Great suspense, nicely filmed, believable, just go and have fun. Don’t read anything else about it, you’ll spoil the excitement and puzzlement.
WHERE TO INVADE NEXT. We liberals/progressives tend to think we know everything that Michael Moore has to say in his films…we sure don’t. His Invade film is full of very well thought out political concepts that we overlook constantly. He takes on women’s rights, slavery, college tuition, pregnancy leaves, bankers going to jail, decrominalizing drugs, prison sentences, school lunches, and many more. Moore is way too heavy handed and sinplistic but there are some very tearful and relevant points he makes in this documentary. He delivers the fact that so many great steps in human legal prigress were started way back when in the good ol’ USA!!! See this film. And vote accordingly! (that would be Bernie, naturally).
SPOTLIGHT. A big Oscar winner for this excellent film. When you have a cast like Mark Ruffalo, Michale Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Billy Crudup, Stanley Tucci and Liev Schreiber and a plot involving the Roman Catholic church’s child molesting priests and the “official cover-up” you got a winner. It’s shocking, even though you think you know all there is to know. When you add in the current troubles the Vatican is having…you’ve got a very sick institution. It’s newspaper business at its best. It’s also reporting such as no newspaper can afford today…you’ll see how important that is/was. Rotten Tomatoes gives it a 97%!!! A perfect example of what Hollywood can do….sometimes.
KNIGHT OF CUPS. Terence Malick’s newest “profound”, “deep”, “introspective” film has Christain Bale leading the cast with Cate Blanchett, Natalie Portman, Brian Dennehy all appearing in flashes,with hardly any lines, and rarely even moving the non-plot forward. It’s series of images, and if there is a story (plot) it’s probably about a very rich screenwriter son relating to his father and figuring out what his lefe means. It’s shot in Santa Monica, Las Vegas and beaches and lots of parties and some strip joints. Much of the dialogue is purposely undecipherable, like the plot. Don’t go unprepared, and I haven’t any idea how to prepare.
HELLO MY NAME IS DORIS. Sally Field is now 70 and plays a empty-headed ditzy senior in this mean spirited good- for- nothing movie. Like “Big Fat Greek Wedding” tries to make a minority group cute, fun and quirky, Doris the movie, makes fun of seniors. Yet Sally Field who hasn’t had work in years does a good job with this piece of junk.
WHISKEY, TANGO, FOXTROT. That’s W.T.F. or “W _ _ _ T_ _ FUCK” ? Tina Fey produced this female TV (CNN type) brand- new-novice–war-correspondent goes to Afghanistan movie. Tina faces the Taliban in Pakinstan and Afghanistan and some heavy sexist dealings and manages to get a few laughs in this deadly serious and pointless movie. Tina is actually very good in this mostly serious role. But there really isn’t any reason for you to spend your hard earned money on it.
ALLEGIANT, Part of the Divergent series. This mess got a 10 on Rotten Tomatoes, and deserved about a 2. Shailene Woodley once again leads her group of troopers out of Chicago and you can’t blame her. It’s the future and Chicago has been destroyed by secret nasty people led by Jeff Daniels. Jeff has something to do with altering genomes and making people nutty. The flimsy, thrown together plot is too confusing and too improbable to explain. Just remember that no matter how bad Chicago is in the future, outside the wall that surrounds it…it’s even worse. So’s the movie, don’t go.
EDDIE THE EAGLE. This movie claims it was based on a true heart tugging story. Hugh Jackman plays a big role as Eddie’s coach/friend and now we find out none of that was true.It doesn’t matter if any of this gross, manipulating, saccharine, dulcet, mellifluous, sugar coated movie is true…it should be made illegal. It’s that sappy. Why Jackman and nasty ol’ Christopher Walken (only at the end) showed up for filming can only be attributed to a need for money. Don’t go…ever. It’s about psychologically challenged Eddie becoming a British ski jumper in t he Olympics.
LONDON HAS FALLEN. Aaron Eckhart as the President of the USA, is barely believable then there’s Morgan Freeman as vice prez. Angela Bassett plays somebody beautiful and Gerard Butler is the prez’s bodyguard. I must admit that in spite of the miserable ratings and critic’s zingers I was really enjoying the first 15 minutes of chase stuff around London. Evil lurkers killed several world leaders in London and tried very hard to kill our president. It is one awful movie. Extremely bad diaglogue, way heavy and overdone FX…avoid it at all costs (or even free)!!
BREACHING THE BOTTOM. DEADPOOL. To be fair Deadpool is a fairly decent movie, because if you’ve followed the Deadpool comic book character for its many years (since 1991) you might relate to this meaningless , pointless, extra violent mess. Deadpool is a reluctant, foul mouthed superhero. If you like superhero/Marvel type graphic heroes, you could like this movie. Deadpool is making millions at the boxoffice.
UNIVERSAL GRAPEVINE. Each and every Tuesday from 7:00-8:00 p.m. I host Universal Grapevine on KZSC 88.1 fm. or on your computer,
|UNIVERSAL GRAPEVINE RADIO PROGRAM
KZSC 88.1 FM or live online at
www.KZSC.ORG TUESDAYS 7-8 P.M.
(live only or archived for two weeks… (See next paragraph) and go to WWW.KZSC.ORG. UNIVERSAL GRAPEVINE. Each and every Tuesday from 7:00-8:00 p.m. I host Universal Grapevine on KZSC 88.1 fm. or on your computer, (live only or archived for two weeks…
(See next paragraph) and go to WWW.KZSC.ORG. There’s no Universal G’vine on April 5 because KZSC is broadcasting Robert Reich’s talk at The Rio Theatre live that same night. April 12 has UCSC’s Matthew Lasar talking about his new book, “Radio2.0 : Uploading the 1st Broadcast Medium”. Then Phil Kramer of the Homeless Services Center gives us the scoop on their plans and accomplishments. April 19 has Joan Van Antwerp describing Albee’s play “A Delicate Balance” opening at the Center Stage (4/8-4/23). She’s followed by Laurie King, author of 14 Mary Russell (Mrs. Sherlock Holmes) mysteries detailing her Bookshop Santa Cruz new book signing on April 20.
Andrew Austin tells us about UCSC’s latest development plans on April 26. Followed by The Reel Work Film Festival people. The bi-annual KZSC Pledge Drive happens May 3 with County Supervisor John Leopold co-hosting and May 10. On May 17 Brian Spencer from the See Theatre talks about T. McNally’s play, “Mothers and Sons“. He’s followed by Becky Steinbruner discussing Aptos issues and the legal measures in her lawsuit. Anita Monga artistic Director of the San Francisco Silent Film Festival (21st Year) returns May 24. Mark Wainer, Judy Johnson talk about the Community of Artists show on May 31st. The Short Story Winners from Bookshop Santa Cruz take over the June 14 program. Do remember, any and all suggestions for future programs are more than welcome so tune in, and keep listening. Email me always and only at email@example.com
NEW UNIVERSAL GRAPEVINE ARCHIVE FEATURE. Stuff changes at KZSC a lot. If you missed either of the last two weeks of Universal Grapevine broadcasts go here… http://www.radiofreeamerica.com/dj/bruce-bratton You have to listen to about 4 minutes of that week’s KPFA news first, then Grapevine happens.
UNIVERSAL GRAPEVINE ARCHIVES. In case you missed some of the great people I’ve interviewed in the last 9 years here’s a chronological list of some past broadcasts. Such a wide range of folks such as Nikki Silva, Michael Warren, Tom Noddy, UCSC Chancellor George Blumenthal, Anita Monga, Mark Wainer, Judy Johnson-Darrow, Wendy Mayer-Lochtefeld, Rachel Goodman, George Newell, Tubten Pende, Gina Marie Hayes, Rebecca Ronay-Hazleton, Miriam Ellis, Deb Mc Arthur, The Great Morgani on Street performing, and Paul Whitworth on Krapps Last Tape. Jodi McGraw on Sandhills, Bruce Daniels on area water problems. Mike Pappas on the Olive Connection, Sandy Lydon on County History. Paul Johnston on political organizing, Rick Longinotti on De-Sal. Dan Haifley on Monterey Bay Sanctuary, Dan Harder on Santa Cruz City Museum. Sara Wilbourne on Santa Cruz Ballet Theatre. Brian Spencer on SEE Theatre Co. Paula Kenyon and Karen Massaro on MAH and Big Creek Pottery. Carolyn Burke on Edith Piaf. Peggy Dolgenos on Cruzio. Julie James on Jewel Theatre Company. Then there’s Pat Matejcek on environment, Nancy Abrams and Joel Primack on the Universe plus Nina Simon from MAH, Rob Slawinski, Gary Bascou, Judge Paul Burdick, John Brown Childs, Ellen Kimmel, Don Williams, Kinan Valdez, Ellen Murtha, John Leopold, Karen Kefauver, Chip Lord, Judy Bouley, Rob Sean Wilson, Ann Simonton, Lori Rivera, Sayaka Yabuki, Chris Kinney, Celia and Peter Scott, Chris Krohn, David S wanger, Chelsea Juarez…and that’s just since January 2011.
“For whatever we lose (like a you or a me), It’s always our self we find in the sea.” e.e. cummings
“Water does not resist. Water flows. When you plunge your hand into it, all you feel is a caress. Water is not a solid wall, it will not stop you. But water always goes where it wants to go, and nothing in the end can stand against it. Water is patient. Dripping water wears away a stone. Remember that, my child. Remember you are half water. If you can’t go through an obstacle, go around it. Water does.” Margaret Atwood
“You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water”. Rabindranath Tagore
Subscriptions: Click and enter the box in the upper right hand corner of each Column. You’ll get a weekly email notice the instant the column goes online. (Anywhere from Monday afternoon through Thursday or sometimes as late as Friday!) Always free and confidential. Even I don’t know who subscribes!!
Snail Mail: Bratton Online
82 Blackburn Street, Suite 216
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Direct email: Bratton@Cruzio.com
Direct phone: 831 423-2468
All Technical & Web details: Gunilla Leavitt @ firstname.lastname@example.org
BEST OF VINTAGE STEVEN DeCINZO.
Deep Cover by Tim Eagan.