A Poll is a Snapshot of the Electorate

In an earlier post,  I talked about how  I got into polling for local elections, and gave a ;ist of key points about polls that local candidates should know.   This is the first of several posts in which I will elaborate on that list.  (Note: In all my posts on polling, I assume that the […]

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The Farmlands Group

When Pat and I first came to Sonoma County in 1984, she was already a committed activist, and I guess I was as well.   We were certainly looking for ways to get involved in our new community. One of the first issues we tackled was farmlands preservation.  In the 70's, two Sonoma County Supervisors, Chuck […]

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The Agnostic's Prayer - 1965

I am the product of a mixed marriage - my father was a committed Agnostic, and my mother was a Social Christian; that is to say, she believed you should go to church because you were expected to go to church. My maternal grandmother, a Christian Scientist, gave me my own copy of the King […]

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Polling for Local Elections

When I was a political consultant, I spent a lot of time trying to provide the benefits of solid polling data to underfunded local campaigns like school board and city council elections.   I had studied statistics in Graduate School, and I was sure I had the necessary mathematical background to conduct a poll.   […]

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Poems and Songs

In the Sixties and Seventies, I wrote a number of verses that I called "songs", that were inspired by the popular music of the day.  It was the fashion to refer to artists like Bob Dylan as poets, so it seemed logical to refer to song-like verses as songs.  At some point, I may post […]

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