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THE MACHINE STOPS by E.M. Forster (1909)

Rerecommended by my niece, Ciara. Anybody who uses the Internet should read E.M. Forster’s The Machine Stops. It is a chilling, short story masterpiece about the role of technology in our lives. Written in 1909 Available online here: http://www.visbox.com/prajlich/forster.html and in audio here: https://librivox.org/the-machine-stops-by-e-m-forster-2/

Gathering: “Pulling Ourselves Back Together”.

Hello Petaluma Community, I hope that you and those you love are safe. I also hope that you are getting outside to enjoy the cool air and not be cooped up too long. What we are seeing transpiring Washington DC today is horrifying but, ultimately, not surprising. The culture war that fuels this attack on […]

Braver Angels – Please join this initiative with me.

Braver Angels brings together Red and Blue Americans in a working alliance to depolarize America. We welcome people with strong convictions and principles. We believe the best way to achieve a more perfect Union is by being forthright and transparent about our political leanings. In that spirit, we say to our fellow Americans, “Come with […]

Redwood cafe needs your love

Over the past 30 years the Redwood cafe has hosted 100’s of fundraising events for others. Now is the time to help them. https://www.gofundme.com/f/save-cotatis-redwood-cafe?qid=cdd0d693bf1b71dc49a43733ca55c076

Redwood Cafe needs your love

Over the past 30 years the Redwood cafe has hosted 100’s of fundraising events for others. Now is the time to help them. https://www.gofundme.com/f/save-cotatis-redwood-cafe?qid=cdd0d693bf1b71dc49a43733ca55c076

Turkey Trot & food drive a huge success – raffle winners announced

Dear Trotters! First we thank our Sponsors who led the way for our excellent fund drive. SOMO Village, Traditional Medicinals, Lagunitas, Strauss Organics, Brewsters Beer Garden, Petaluma Market, Athletic Soles, ZFA Structural Engineers and Petaluma Oddfellows. This virtual event and fundraiser was brought to you by MAD architecture, Aqus Community and the City of Petaluma. […]

Petaluma Postcard Pod – Glimpsing the Light

Howdy Podsters —  I suspect we are all at the end of our emotional ropes, trying to cope  with all the unknowns and broken routines that continue to frame our existence. That the Republican Enablers continue to challenge the un-contestable result of 2020 election is worrisome, though I think it will ultimately reflect very poorly […]