Monthly Archives: November 2014

Freedom and Slavery

In these post-modern times, people regard themselves as truly liberated. Because they can engage in wild and extreme behavior, they think they are free men and women. But the truth is that they are enslaved. I’m talking about slavery to … Continue reading

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It’s Been Lovely But I Have to Scream Now

If you spend any time around Berkeley, you can’t help noticing how noisy the place is. There’s a constant cacophony of sound. Earlier in the week, I saw a white guy yelling at the top of his lungs, scattering a … Continue reading

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If You Don’t Have a Sense of Humor, It’s Not Funny

There are so many things that get under my skin around Berkeley: the crime, filth, and trash; the road rage; and the naked people. But one of the most irksome is that so few people have a sense of humor. … Continue reading

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The Cost of Doing Business in Berkeley

Today is a sad and painful anniversary for me. Twenty years ago, I was mugged in broad daylight after leaving a restaurant on a bright, sunny autumn day. I was injured and left for dead in the middle of street. … Continue reading

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