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Art Rogers Family Album, June 27, 2013

06/27/2013
Baby of the Month SAMUEL BEAR LUJAN-GAVZER — BORN JUNE 7, 2012 Son of Michelle and Johnathan and little brother to Sunya of Point Reyes Station. Grandson of Joanne Lujan of San Francisco and Ben and Diane Lujan of Santa Rosa and Helen Gavzer of Seattle and the late Bernard...

Rebecca Solnit: The self as story

06/20/2013
Rebecca Solnit, an award-winning writer and “anti-memoirist,” grew up in Novato in the 1960s and 70s. She received a graduate degree in journalism from the University of California, Berkeley, and has traveled around the country and the world, from New Orleans to Iceland. She has written over a dozen books and numerous articles and essays on the American West, gender, urbanism, disasters, politics and more. She will appear next Sunday, June 30 at Commonweal for a conversation with Michael Lerner. On Sunday she sat down with the Point Reyes Light’s Samantha Kimmey to discuss her new book...

A buggy inventory of Abbotts Lagoon

06/13/2013
No one really knows what the Anomalon californicum , a wasp, does at Abbotts Lagoon. Perhaps it parasitizes beetle larvae under ground, as its closest relatives do. Entomologist Paul da Silva just knows the Anomalon frequents a spine flower that usually goes unnoticed until someone sits on it. The College...

Xerxes Whitney on being yourself

06/13/2013
Xerxes Whitney recited the first poem by heart. His gaze was firm and straight beneath his tan pageboy cap, meeting this reporter’s eyes as he offered up the title poem of a self-published 1999 volume, What’s Your Name ? It recounts his feelings about the first impressions people have upon...

Tom Taylor: From Nam to the Stars

06/06/2013
At 30, Tom Taylor was a soldier. He served in Vietnam. At 36, Tom Taylor was a teaching assistant. He was studying sociology at the University of California, Berkeley. At 46, Tom Taylor was a lawyer. He practiced contract law in Saudi Arabia. At 48, Tom Taylor became a triathlete...

Art Rogers Family Album, June 6, 2013

06/06/2013
BOBBY NAVE OF “THE NAVE PATROLA,” 2ND PLACE WINNERS FOR ADULT DRILL, WITH THE CREW OF the FLOAT TITLED “THE RETURN TO FORBIDDEN PLANET MUSICAL,” 1ST PLACE WINNERS FOR ADULT MUSIC, AT THE 65TH ANNUAL WESTERN WEEKEND PARADE

Richard Gamble, 1930—2011

06/04/2013
Richard Gamble, a scrupulous Stinson Beach retiree who served on a number of regional nonprofit boards, died from a heart attack in his home on November 29, at the age of 81. He collapsed on the way to bed, said his friend and former priest, Father Jack O’Neill. “I think...

From farm to pharmacy: An ecological model for medicine

05/30/2013
Farmacology, Daphne Miller’s new book, is an ambitious attempt to weave together a holistic approach to food production and a similar, often overlapping approach to medicine. She is especially well qualified for the task. A highly trained physician, Dr. Miller decided to eschew a fulltime academic career for a general...

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