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Help plan for rising seas

05/14/2015
Flooding, severe storms and king tides are a problem most of us in West Marin have not just read about, but likely already encountered personally. With sea-level rise and storm severity forecast to increase dramatically in coming years, the threat is only growing to our homes, businesses and roads, and...

Clayton Lewis’s star still rises

05/07/2015
“I remember when he painted those portraits of me,” Richard Kirschman said this week in his Point Reyes Station home, about a pair of paintings that, despite the electric neon hues and blue-colored beard, look unmistakably like him. Mr. Kirschman was talking about his friend, the artist and fisherman Clayton...

Let me play Misty for you

05/07/2015
So you want to be a deejay. According to the Oxford American Dictionary, a deejay is “a person who introduces and plays recorded popular music, especially on radio or at a disco.” (Perhaps the O.A.D. hasn’t checked in with popular culture in the last several decades.) Why do you want...

Santa Rosa and my brilliant 
new house-sitting career

05/07/2015
My friend Rebecca was going away for a couple of weeks and asked if I would stay at her house while she was gone. I said sure—even though she lives in Santa Rosa, a place I’ve never thought of as a destination. But Becca has a nice house and a...

Art Rogers Family Album, May 7, 2015

05/07/2015
THE CELEBRATION FOR LINDA PETERSEN AND THE STAFF AND FRIENDS OF THE WEST MARIN CITIZEN AT THE TOMALES BAY RESORT IN INVERNESS, MAY 3, 2015 — The citizen PUBLISHED FROM 2007 TO 2015

Wabi-sabi for gardeners

04/30/2015
Recently, I came across Leonard Koren’s book, “Wabi-Sabi for Artists, Designers, Poets and Philosophers.” I found both the term wabi-sabi and the philosophical concepts it embodies irresistible. Here is my imperfect description of this hard-to-define Japanese concept. In the distant past, the words wabi and sabi had distinct meanings; both...

The Heiress visits the Church

04/23/2015
During play rehearsal two weeks ago, lead actor Sharron Drake was trying to perfect the emotional turn from despondency to delusion. Her fiancé has abandoned her, but she suddenly rationalized that he could have fallen terribly ill. “If he were ill, of course he couldn’t come!” said Ms. Drake, dressed...

Art Rogers Family Album, April 16, 2015

04/16/2015
A COMMUNITY FUNDRAISER AT THE TOWN COMMONS IN DOWNTOWN POINT REYES STATION People who live in West Marin and other towns in California gathered at the West Marin Commons for a fundraiser to help build a senior housing complex in their hometown of Cojumamatlán de Régueles, in Michoacán, Mexico. The...

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