Passion & Reason

Welcome to an adventure in practical civics


The site administrator and author of many comments posted on this website is has retired after 38 years in Silicon Valley, and has been living here in Carson City now for over seven years. He and his wife of 36 years have two sons married to local girls, and one grandson now 6 months old. His family tree consists of generations wandering from one country to another. As a child he lived under communism in Hungary, socialism in France, and in freedom in NY/NJ, PA, UT and CA, with brief stops in other States. More relevant to this website’s topic, he wrote extensive comments on bills in the 2011, 2013 and 2015 sessions of the Nevada legislature; many are listed as exhibits in the legislative history of particular bills. His opinions on issues in general are collected on the website Just The Facts, Ma’am, His most recent — losing — battle has to do with the Carson City master plan and zoning, summarized on Vintage 2016 blog – All the facts about The Vintage At Kings Canyon,

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