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Courage is a virtue

09/30/2020
My how the events of this year have challenged us. When opening a conversation with a friend, a colleague or a patient with “How are you?,” I am leaning in to hear the complexity of the response. We are navigating so much. I recently learned a term that has arisen...

Peace of mind in wildfire country: Some common-sense advice

09/16/2020
Despite ever-longer fire seasons, people continue to live in areas like West Marin that are prone to them. While some take a fatalistic view, most will take active steps to protect their families and their homes. Architects and builders are testing new fire-hardening techniques on new construction, but these are...

Wildfire and resilience

09/02/2020
As I sit down to write this, the evacuation warning that we in Bolinas have been under for the past 12 days has been lifted. The Woodward Fire continues to burn close to the Silver Hills neighborhood, as little as a quarter-mile from structures. I simultaneously breathe a sigh of...

Nature Notebook, August 13, 2020

08/12/2020
Catch the end of this year’s late-night Perseid meteor shower in the eastern sky through Aug. 24. A new moon rises Tuesday, Aug. 18 and brings some morning low tides just before sunrise. A thin layer of late summer dust coats many plants along the trails as the warm season...

On closing Osteria Stellina

08/05/2020
No burying the lead here. Osteria Stellina, my baby, a restaurant concept built on food politics, organics, community, regional Italian cooking, love and idiocy, and a culmination of a life in the kitchen—from dishwashing and bussing in my first restaurant job at 14, to cooking at Postrio, Union Square Café,...

Your swallow, smile and sleep are more related than you think

08/05/2020
Did you know that with one small intervention you can sleep more deeply, relieve neck, back and jaw pain, improve the symmetry of your face, avoid costly orthodontic interventions, and even heal your brain? Decades of research into how bodies develop and change have taught us that the way we...

Nature Notebook, July 30, 2020

07/29/2020
As the days continue to shorten, the end of summer is heralded by the late-night Perseid meteor shower, due to peak on Aug. 12. Visible to the east after midnight, this shower may send as many as 60 shooting stars each hour, heralding the changing season as summer eases into...

Aneice Taylor, champion of quadriplegics, dies at 75

07/15/2020
Aneice Taylor, a Woodacre woman who founded a charity that supported local quadriplegics for over three decades, died on June 16. She was 75 years old. Aneice was known in the community for her generosity. After a mudslide left her paralyzed below the neck, she started IN SPIRIT, a nonprofit...

Nature Notebook, July 16, 2020

07/15/2020
The Delta Aquarids meteor shower drops in from July 12 through August 23 for late-night viewing (after 1 a.m.), peaking on July 28 with about 20 meteors per hour. More summer early-morning tides occur around sunrise with the new moon of July 20, the lowest at minus one foot comes...

Nature Notebook, July 2, 2020

07/01/2020
The West coast this week will see a lunar eclipse and a full moon over the holiday weekend. On July 4, the penumbral eclipse will be at its maximum for our viewing at 9:30 p.m. and the moon will leave the earth’s shadow by 10:50 p.m. A short span of...

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