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Paul ‘Scoop’ McCarthy, RIP

n an item just before noon last Friday on Mendocino Sports Plus, the ubiquitous Elk-based news outlet with a small army of devoted followers on its ever-streaming Facebook platform, founder and Editor Paul McCarthy wrote that MSP was experiencing technical…

With Calum

Calum Hunnicutt

I met two young men in the dark and lonely intersection at Little Lake Road and the Coast Highway on Wednesday night. I was on my way back home, walking up Little Lake, past the ballfield in Friendship Park. It…

The Summer of Apollo 11

The fast approaching 50th anniversary of the successful launch, landing upon the Moon, and recovery of Apollo 11 this week seems an auspicious and fitting occasion to remember my father and some of our times. My father is 87 years old.…

An Encounter

My female companion at the water mentioned it first. The closeness. But I had also seen the girl and a man, almost certainly her father, as they waded in the stream 25 feet away. She was about 12, he in…

Mural, She Wrote?

Mendocino, CA. July 17, 2017 — It had all the trappings of the shopworn and thread-bare 1980-something NBC-TV mellow-drama “Murder, She Wrote.”  Strange stuff indeed.  The only reason that the old bird has any wings at all in these parts…

Alex Osorio, Requiescat in Pace

Alex Osorio died on April 24, 2017. He was killed in the woods. He was 22 years old. When Alex was three his mother moved from Mexico and singlehandedly settled her family in Fort Bragg. Just her, Alex, and older…