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Images from life

12/23/2015
Those who subscribe to fashion’s monolithic reduction of beauty and vitality to a uniform size and shape might find Marna Clarke’s striking and moving exhibition and book, “Time As We Know It, “ an opportunity to grow beyond the narrow circumscriptions of taste. Artists have long pushed the edge of...

Earthy science

12/22/2015
Libby Porzig paces 19 meters—19 of her long strides—from the center point of a study site seemingly located in heaven. From this grassy ridge, high above the Russian River mouth, the winter sunlit view is phenomenal, and Libby sings out “gor-geous” as she reaches her destination. She sets down a...

Dick Fine, a pioneering doctor who loved the bay, dies at 75

12/17/2015
Dick Fine, a lifelong San Francisco doctor who advocated for underserved patients and found respite sailing on Tomales Bay, died last month at age 75. “He could work within the system to find the solutions, or buck the system when it wasn’t allowing him to do the right thing,” said...

How to go feral

12/17/2015
Sometimes I make a shift when I head out for a walk, just after starting out. I call it “going feral.” It doesn’t take much, just a slight lean in a certain direction, a quick thought, a glance around. It can be a few steps down a trail, or a...

Gratitude for the wild and cultivated

12/10/2015
The world has enough beautiful mountains and meadows, spectacular skies and serene lakes. It has enough lush forests, flowered fields, and sandy beaches. It has plenty of stars and the promise of a new sunrise and sunset every day. What the world needs more of is people to appreciate and...

The surprising benefits of prunes

12/10/2015
Prunes have had a bad image as an unpalatable, medicinal food for the elderly and at best are seen as a natural laxative. But prunes—increasingly referred to as dried plums to boost their appeal—can provide a number of benefits to our health, according to recent studies, potentially reducing the likelihood...

Delicious wines from local men

12/10/2015
It’s unusual for West Marin to have a debut tasting of top wines made by West Marin winemakers, but that is exactly what happened last Saturday night at Gather in Inverness Park. Wine lovers tasted a quartet of unusually delicious, offbeat wines made by Brian Ojalvo of Bolinas and John...

Art Rogers Family Album, December 10, 2015

12/10/2015
OTIS VINCENT MANSON — BORN JUNE 13, 2014 Son of Vanessa Waring and Jeffrey Manson of Bolinas Grandson of Virginia and Dennis Waring of Fresno and Julie and Bo Manson of Ojai

Photographer Marty Knapp captures invisible light in new exhibit

12/09/2015
I stopped into Marty Knapp’s gallery on the main street of Point Reyes Station recently to see his exhibition of new photographs, created in the past year. Marty’s iconic black and white landscapes of West Marin have been favorites among visitors and collectors for nearly 30 years. But this new...

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