June 17, 2020
I’ve been confined to my cell for twelve weeks or more. Actually, I lost count after day 50 or 60. But, as cells go, this one ain’t too bad:...
March 28, 2020
On Monday, President Trump announced that he is thinking about “opening” the nation, abandoning many — if not all — of the precautions that...
January 23, 2020
Wendy Alexander/The Madera Tribune
Community members join hands as they sing “We Shall Overcome” during a Martin Luther King Jr. Celebratio...
December 29, 2018
It was twenty years ago, and I was new to Madera. As I was setting up my new house, I managed to damage the frame on a painting that I had p...
December 22, 2018
A little more than 20 years ago, Club Soc at California State University, Bakersfield, sponsored a colloquium featuring my friend Dr. Earl B...
December 15, 2018
For The Madera Tribune
Local host committee, back row, from left, City Councilman Donald Holley, Trish Protzman, Noel Jimenez, and Luther Sl...
Here we go again.
Regular readers of this column know that I have a number of pet peeves, one of which is our obsession with political corre...
December 8, 2018
Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of...