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Paddleboarding on Chilkoot Lake

08/28/2014
The first time I saw someone paddleboarding, I was glancing out my window at Tomales Bay and I thought it was someone standing up in a kayak. My reaction was, “Sit down, you fool! What are you, George Washington? You’re in a boat! Sit down!” Then I saw that no,...

Buckwheats in the garden

08/21/2014
If you have ever admired a flowering buckwheat as it clung to a coastal cliffside, brightened a mountain slope or filled a sandy wash, you might consider celebrating the genus Eriogonum in your garden. With about 125 species native to California, buckwheats range from large woody shrubs to herbaceous perennials...

Righting capitalism with dividends

08/21/2014
Peter Barnes’s new book, With Liberty And Dividends For All , extends the author’s ongoing investigation of capitalism, identifying the system’s shortcomings and offering ideas about how to improve it for the benefit of the shrinking American middle class. Barnes, a West Marin resident who founded the Mesa Refuge writers...

Sustainable revolution: Local authors explore global permaculture

08/14/2014
Imagine trying to grow food in a desert with summer heat of 120°F. Jordan’s arid Dead Sea Valley was the site of a “greening the desert” experiment, one of 60 projects profiled in Sustainable [R]evolution: Permaculture in Ecovillages, Urban Farms, and Communities Worldwide by Juliana Birnbaum and Louis Fox, who...

Art Rogers Family Album, July 10, 2014

07/10/2014
CAMPING OUT OVER THE JULY FOURTH WEEKEND AT OLEMA CAMPGROUND Margie and her husband, Joel pictured on the right, have been visiting West Marin for the past 30 years. They have camped several times a year since they lived in Petaluma and now Rio Vista. Margi’s sister, Liana and her...

The Wendell Berry and Gary Snyder Show

07/03/2014
Alas, Gary Snyder and Wendell Berry didn’t make it to Toby’s Feed Barn in Point Reyes Station, though they did make it to the Santa Rosa High School auditorium on the last Friday evening in June. The standing-room only crowd of admirers and devotees hung on their every word. And...

Art Rogers Family Album, June 26, 2014

06/26/2014
WHEN CHUCK RAYMOND CAUGHT A 1-TON GREAT WHITE SHARK OFF OF POINT REYES — SEPTEMBER 1976 Chuck, pictured with his son Tyore, had to shoot this 2,000-pound great white shark for fear of his life when it came up to his small fishing boat. In those years, shark was a...

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