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    What’s Nietzsche got to do with it?

    Nineteenth century philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche’s writings have insightful relevance in today’s politics.


    Everything is beautiful

    Whilst weeding yesterday, I discovered myself admiring the petite yellow orchid-shaped florets alongside miniature fuchsia blooms scattered about the vast carpet of undesirable flora.


    Krizan speaks Saturday at Southgate Hotel

    Tony Krizan, Sierra Star columnist (”Mountain Secrets”), adventurer, and photographer will present “Minaret Mountain Adventure,” 7:30 - 8:30 p.m., Saturday, at the Yosemite Southgate Hotel & Suites, 40644 Highway 41.


    God bless Harry Baker.

    “Judge not, that you not be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” (Matthew 7:1-2).


    A strenuous but rewarding hike to ‘Slick Rock’

    How many of us have heard of the mountain above Bass Lake called “Slick Rock?” When I first moved into Oakhurst in 1989, this was the mountain I saw during the early morning looking across my deck through my bedroom sliding doors. The contrast between the sun peaking over the forest...


    Lessons learned?

    On the 9th of this month America passed a milestone. That day marked 150 years since Generals Lee and Grant met at Appomattox Court House and signed the papers that ended the bloodiest war ever waged in our history - the Civil War. There was nothing civil about that war as we saw brother fighting...


    Carrot or stick

    We are on the verge of a historic nuclear arms agreement with Iran. It is a testament to President Obama’s foreign policy bona fides. If realized, this diplomatic coupe will rival Nixon’s establishment of relations with China 43 years ago.

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    A mayday mystery and secrets of the NSA

    When Secretary-General of the United Nations Dag Hammarskjöld‘s Douglas DC-6 airliner SE-BDY went down over Andola, Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia) back on Sept. 18, 1961, controversy immediately swirled around the cause of the crash.


    Another historic stagecoach road

    If we research the map of Oakhurst, we will find a few forgotten roads that were carved into the Madera County mountains by our early pioneers.


    Thanks and no thanks

    My sincere thanks to the Sierra Star for publishing letters from our concerned citizens. Thanks be to God for giving us a nation with laws that require freedom of speech, of the press, and more important, of religion. Thanks to Joe Nelson of Oakhurst, for his letter to the Star, published in last...

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