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That yoga asana: How old is it?

02/04/2016
I have done yoga for 33 years, mostly Iyengar-based, but also Ashtanga, “Y” classes, gym classes, Yin yoga, Flow yoga, Vinyasa Krama yoga, Relax and Renew yoga and one Bikram class. I’ve read Yoga Journal, International Yoga and many books by various practitioners. Though I’ve heard many times about the...

Art Rogers Family Album, February 4, 2016

02/04/2016
LAURIE MAHAN SAWYER WITH HER DAUGHTERS MARILYN, JESSIE and SHELBY, AND TWO-MONTHS PREGNANT WITH CLAIRE — 1994 Laurie has curated her third exhibition of “A Family Art Show.” It opens this Saturday at Toby’s Gallery. This time it includes three of her daughters, Jesse, Marilyn and Claire; her sister Shannon...

Audrey Piper begins pilates classes

01/28/2016
BUSINESS: For Inverness Park resident and certified pilates teacher Audrey Piper, the way to a healthy and youthful lifestyle—even into old age—is to keep moving. “I’ve learned through pilates an understanding and awareness of movement,” said Ms. Piper, who instructs a half-dozen private clients in their homes and teaches pilates...

Art Rogers Family Album, January 28, 2016

01/28/2016
THE BAPTISM OF BABY AURELIA AND THE CONGREGATION OF SACRED HEART CHURCH IN OLEMA Aurelia Gonella is the daughter of Annais and O’Reste Gonella of Petaluma. Her grandparents are Laura and Rod Marcoux of Point Reyes Station and Sabrina and Victor Gonella of Petaluma. Her great grandmother is Else Gonella,...

Modern shepherdess tends soils and works leather

01/28/2016
Brittany Cole Bush, who calls herself a modern shepherdess, straddles many worlds. She guides herds and flocks based on their ancient eating habits. Yet she’s also firmly planted in the contemporary world of business, with plans for crowdfunding and a business consultant to help her start a contract grazing herd...

¡En la playa! (At the beach)

01/28/2016
Oh, I love the beach. We spent three days doing what most people envision when you say, “I’m going to Mexico”: lounged on the beach, swam, ate meals in an open-air “palapa,” watched the sun set over the ocean, and walked barefoot on the sand in the moonlight. Only thing...

Watching the grass grow

01/21/2016
I can’t think of anything more exciting these days than watching the grass grow. It’s even more exciting than watching paint dry. Yes, I’ve done that, too! In fact, solvents evaporating and the surface of paint skimming over is an organic process akin to ponds freezing and the growth of...

Christmas in Mexico

01/21/2016
Christmas Eve, aka Noche Buena . The first year I came to visit here, this was a huge family deal—all or most of the eight siblings and their various spouses, children and grandchildren converged at the house for the evening, singing and going through the whole Baby Jesus drama and...

Art Rogers Family Album, January 21, 2016

01/21/2016
Great Moments in West Marin History TWELVE MOTHERS-TO-BE OF WEST MARIN AT THE TOMALES BAY COMMUNITY PLAYGROUND IN POINT REYES STATION — May 21, 2005 In order of their due dates, from left to right, are mothers Marisa Stevens of Marshall, due May 27 (baby boy Cooper Norris Stevens was...

A week in Puebla

01/14/2016
Our first week here, we stayed close to home, but went on daily walks. The sights, sounds and tastes of Puebla are always interesting. One evening we saw a guy selling rusas, a type of drink being sold on the streets now, new since last time we were here. We...

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