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Bolinas-Stinson Youth Group gives thanks

11/20/2014
We are the Bolinas-Stinson Youth Group. We are middle school and high school-age youth who live in Bolinas and Stinson Beach, and we meet every Monday afternoon in Stinson. Young people get off the bus and gather at the park to share what we are thankful for, enjoy soft-serve ice...

A vegetarian’s defense of beef

11/20/2014
Defending Beef: The Case for Sustainable Meat Production. By Nicolette Hahn Niman. 288 pages. Chelsea Green. $19.95. Beef is the most maligned of meats. It’s so regularly demonized as an environmental harm and a health hazard that its negatives are assumed to be common knowledge. Red meat reminds us of...

Drifting in Lake Valley Reservoir

11/13/2014
The canoe had languished by the pond for three years—ever since Rodger had died—because Caroline didn’t know how to tie it onto the truck. She used it only occasionally to shoo the wild geese off the pond, when too many of them came around at once and she didn’t want...

It’s not just about gardening

11/13/2014
The Inverness Garden Club is definitely about gardening: its membership includes several Marin Master Gardeners and many others who have devoted a lot of TLC to some of the finest ornamental and vegetable gardens of West Marin. But it does much more. Public spaces The C.P.C., as we call the...

Art Rogers Family Album, November 6, 2014

11/06/2014
LLOYD KAHN AND HIS GREENHOUSE, MADE OF RECYCLED WINDOWS AND LOCAL CLAY AND CONCRETE WALLS, ON THE BOLINAS MESA Lloyd, who was born and raised in San Francisco, began building things in the late 1940s when, at age 12, he helped his father construct their family home in Colusa. After...

Sasha Abramsky on untangling the American poverty crisis

10/23/2014
In “The American Way of Poverty: How the Other Half Still Lives,” author Sasha Abramsky implores Americans to recognize the severity of economic deprivation in their country, and he proposes a series of measures to remedy or at least substantially alleviate it. By the end of 2010, he writes, 15.2...

Art Rogers Family Album, October 9, 2014

10/09/2014
THE MARCONI CENTENNIAL BANQUET AT THE MARCONI WIRELESS RECEIVING STATION POWERHOUSE, NOW THE MARCONI CONFERENCE CENTER IN MARSHALL, SEPTEMBER 19, 2014 “The Maritime Radio Historical Society (MRHS) hosted a banquet to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the first wireless message sent across the Pacific Ocean on September 24, 1914. The...

My own trans-bay swim

10/02/2014
My editor emailed me one morning, wondering why my articles had slowed down. “What’s the deal? Got a new adventure for us?” and I had to say, well, I’ve been working. But I do have a mini-adventure to share: my own version of the trans-bay swim, a short but most...

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