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A week with Will, in Willits

09/18/2014
Willits: a small town in Mendocino County on Highway 101, about 100 miles north of Petaluma. My friend Will is living here part-time, in a hand-built house with lots of stained glass windows, off the grid on a dirt road—and this week, so am I. I arrived one hot afternoon,...

A garden for the birds

09/18/2014
Nothing adds more pleasure to your garden than the birds that visit and live in it. They bring visual delight, music, color and joy, not to mention insect control. Living so close to the Point Reyes National Seashore assures us of many species, as the seashore has the largest avian...

Art Rogers Family Album, September 11, 2014

09/11/2014
JOYCE KOUFFMAN AND HER MUSIC STUDENTS IN HER STUDIO AT THE COWGIRL CREAMERY BUILDING, DOWNTOWN POINT REYES STATION Joyce Kouffman, a composer and muti-instrumentalist, has been teaching music in West Marin for 25 years. At 2 p.m. this Saturday, September 13, at the Point Reyes Presbyterian Church, she will present...

Other people's houses

09/10/2014
It’s like horses. I love horses, I love riding them, brushing them, talking to them and feeding them apples. But I have never wanted to own one—too much responsibility, too much you have to know about to take care of them. Plus you need pasture, a barn, etc., which I...

The Bolinas Museum's annual art auction and party

09/04/2014
This year the Bolinas Museum will hold its 22nd annual Benefit Art Auction and Party on Sept. 13. This popular West Marin social event, the museum’s most important fundraiser, is held at Susie and Mark Buell’s magical Peace Barn in Bolinas. Featuring a remarkable diversity in the 40 live auction...

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,...

Art Rogers Family Album, August 28, 2014

08/28/2014
Baby of the Month SAWYER THOMAS LIVINGSTON — BORN MARCH 1, 2013 Son of Terra and Ethan and little brother to Dorian of Inverness. Grandson of Jennifer and Marshall Livingston of Inverness and Penny Livingston Stark and James Stark of Bolinas and Ron and the late JoAnne Nowell of Olema...

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...

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