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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...

Inspired by the Sheriff’s Calls

06/19/2014
The Freedom Writers is a group of seven poets that meets four times a year to spend a day engaged in a process called freewriting. Each poet brings an exercise meant to generate wild, amusing and maybe even wrenching writing. We spend 15 minutes on each exercise, writing quickly and...

La crisis migratoria continúa

06/19/2014
Mientras la vida del bienestar condicionado por la desigualdad sigue en el país, y en este West Marín de artistas, intelectuales, ambientalistas y liberales, las preocupaciones más sonadas van desde el polémico e interminable cierre de Drake Bay Oyster Company, al elevadísimo costo y poca disponibilidad de vivienda, la protección...

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