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Judges and the Will of the People

All politicians and political parties tend to bend their rhetoric and legislative voting toward public opinion (or the opinion of their base). More often than not, they will do this in spite of any long held moral tenets, certainly not because of them. It is easier to get elected or reelected by swaying with what

Ken Lain - The Mountain Gardener

6 Gardening Tasks You MUST Complete this Month

October is a critical month in landscape maintenance and should not be ignored. As we transition into Autumn and the first frosts in November, these key steps keep our landscapes healthy, weed-free, and ready for their long slumber through winter. These strategic steps also will provide a rich harvest from the vegetable garden through the

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California Driving

Before California earned its current notoriety as the state of high taxes, the epicenter of homelessness, human fecal dodging and criminal coddling, it had a reputation as the casual, laid back center of the country, if not the world. This stereotype was pretty true to form for most Californians with the exception of one activity:

Ken Lain - The Mountain Gardener

Plants that Keep us Together

It is easy to see in times like this how differently people think and act. Differences in action and belief seem to be on display everywhere. Whether the news, your favorite social media, or just shopping at your local garden center, you can see differences on display.  In contrast, kindness and understanding for others seem

Ken Lain - The Mountain Gardener

Top 10 Colored Shrubs of Autumn

Mountain landscapes are famous for their autumn colors. This month’s column is merely a list of the best-colored plants you’ll find to plant in your backyard. Of course, there are more choices, especially if you include ornamental grasses and the mountain flowers that bloom through the end of the year. For an in-depth tour of

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Why Cops Fire So Many Shots

A friend of mine asked me the following honest questions: “Why does it take 9 to 18 shots into a person to ‘put them down’?  And sometimes in the back when showing no resistance?” This was the answer I gave him.  Cops are taught to shoot until the threat has ended.  If a suspect still

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