Wabi-sabi for gardeners

Recently, I came across Leonard Koren’s book, “Wabi-Sabi for Artists, Designers, Poets and Philosophers.” I found both the term wabi-sabi and the philosophical concepts it embodies irresistible. Here is my imperfect description of this hard-to-define Japanese concept. In the distant past, the words wabi and sabi had distinct meanings; both...

The Heiress visits the Church

During play rehearsal two weeks ago, lead actor Sharron Drake was trying to perfect the emotional turn from despondency to delusion. Her fiancé has abandoned her, but she suddenly rationalized that he could have fallen terribly ill. “If he were ill, of course he couldn’t come!” said Ms. Drake, dressed...

Art Rogers Family Album, April 16, 2015

A COMMUNITY FUNDRAISER AT THE TOWN COMMONS IN DOWNTOWN POINT REYES STATION People who live in West Marin and other towns in California gathered at the West Marin Commons for a fundraiser to help build a senior housing complex in their hometown of Cojumamatlán de Régueles, in Michoacán, Mexico. The...

Art Rogers Family Album, April 9, 2015

MAX PATRICK COLBERT — BORN DECEMBER 28, 2013 Son of Jillian (Giacomini) and Adam Colbert and little brother to Harper of Toluca Lake. Grandson of Sheelah and Toby Giacomini Jr. of Petaluma and Stephen and the late Betty Jane Colbert of Los Angeles. Great Grandson of the late Vet and...

Glyphosate probably carcinogenic

The International Agency for Research on Cancer, part of the World Health Organization, has classified glyphosate—commonly known as Roundup—as “probably carcinogenic to humans.” Glyphosate is one of the world’s most widely used herbicides, used in growing corn, soy, vegetables and fruits and in winemaking and home gardens. It has been...

Art Rogers Family Album, March 12, 2015

BROCK ALEXANDER MORSE — BORN NOVEMBER 10, 2013 Son of Ashley Griffin and Jake Morse of Woodacre. Gransdson of Connie and Dan Morse of Inverness and Liz Cunningham and Dan Bagley of Tomales and Mike Griffin of Bloomfield.

Author Ann Pancake on West Virginia’s hurt and hope

The author Ann Pancake hasn’t lived in her home state, West Virginia, for years, but her stories are overwhelmingly set in hilly Appalachia, where she says her unconscious was formed. Ms. Pancake, who is a presenter at this year’s Geography of Hope Conference—a biennial gathering organized by Point Reyes Books...