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Simple numbers with profound implications

05/02/2013
In science, numbers often speak louder than words. Such is the case with data Jake de Grazia, a University of Southern California journalism student, and I collected concerning noise generated by the Drakes Bay Oyster Company (DBOC) skiff and oyster tumbler. (Jake is looking into the oyster controversy for his...

Bolinas gardeners sharpen cutting edge of sustainable technique

04/25/2013
A library of seeds, not books. A microbial solution made from rice and water that can loosen a gardener’s dependence on chemical fertilizer. A “food forest” of plants for eating and steeping, where sage and kohlrabi sit side by side in the earth because, as the Regenerative Design Institute’s Penny...

Art Rogers Family Album, April 18, 2013

04/17/2013
CURREN TALBOT BEATTY — BORN MARCH 6, 2012 Son of Tami Arndt and Grant Beatty and little brother to Fiona and Logan of Point Reyes Station. Grandson of the late Pat Arndt and Great Grandson of Sis and Lefty Arndt and Great Great Grandson of Julius and Arlene Rodoni. Curren...

Celebrate women this Mother’s Day

04/11/2013
The soul of woman is time. Time is embodied in her cycles. Her most ancient and enduring role is joining the human family to the harmonies of the universe. She is Spider Woman, the weaver of wisdom, whose psychic eye sees the patterns of our lives anchored in realms beyond

An experiment with mindfulness at Bolinas-Stinson School

03/28/2013
On Friday afternoons, kids at Bolinas-Stinson School spend 30 minutes focusing on their breath, staring into each other’s eyes, playing games like Simon Says and occasionally acting like monkeys. But these and other activities aren’t entertainment; they constitute critical pieces of the new mindfulness curriculum, a 13-week program spearheaded by...

Igniting the flames of a new envrionmentalism

03/28/2013
This year’s Geography of Hope conference was a celebration of the life of Aldo Leopold, best known for a slim volume, A Sand County Almanac, first published in 1949. In the introductory talk, poet Robert Haas recited a Japanese haiku—“Lighting one candle/ With another candle/ An evening of spring”—that became...

Cruel landscapes: An interview with Joel Whitney

03/21/2013
The brutal and often unforeseen consequences of war are perhaps best illustrated by land mines, whose victims by death or disfigurement numbered more than 4,000 last year. One-third of these were children, innocent in the conflicts that transformed formerly habitable regions into landscapes of terror. A global treaty to ban...

Don Glaser, inventor of the bubble chamber, dies at 86

03/14/2013
Donald Glaser, a Nobel Prize-winning scientist whose astonishing invention of the bubble chamber contributed to the postwar foundation of particle physics and whose subsequent forays into other fields presaged the viability of biotechnology, died Feb. 28 in Berkeley. The part-time Inverness resident was 86. While physics was once the domain...

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