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Staying alive: Pandemic 2020

05/06/2020
“And now it’s all right. It’s okay. And you may look the other way. We can try to understand The New York Times’ effect on man. “Whether you’re a brother Or whether you’re a mother, You’re stayin’ alive, stayin’ alive.” — Bee Gees, 1977 I have the amazingly good fortune...

Tending the garden

05/06/2020
As we try to understand that which is difficult to understand, to predict that which is difficult to predict, and to navigate uncertainties that threaten our familiar reality, it is a great gift to tend a garden. From building the soil in preparation for seedlings to clearing away old, spiny...

The Bolinas Market: Serving community across time

05/06/2020
The villages of West Marin are grateful to have local food stores that have stayed open to keep food and supplies available. In Bolinas, the Nassrah family has owned the Bolinas Market for the last 41 of the 150 years that the business has continuously served the town. Inside the...

Coping with coronavirus, week eight

05/06/2020
With the coronavirus spreading and the public ordered to stay home, these are unusual times in West Marin. Now two months into a shutdown of all nonessential activities, many people are trying to figure out new ways to reach one another. Alongside our coverage of the pandemic, the Light is...

Coping with coronavirus, week seven

04/29/2020
With the coronavirus spreading and the public ordered to stay home, these are unusual times in West Marin. Now seven weeks into a shutdown of all nonessential activities, many people look to improve their lives but are limited by forces outside of their control. Alongside our coverage of the pandemic,...

A look back at the creation of the Point Reyes National Seashore

04/29/2020
It’s the 50th anniversary of the signing of legislation that saved the Point Reyes National Seashore from becoming a relentless series of subdivisions, marinas and developments. The story of how former Marin County Supervisor Peter Behr, Katy Miller, Bill Duddleson, Congressman Pete McCloskey, Marin County planner Margaret Azevedo and many...

Coping with coronavirus, week six

04/22/2020
With the coronavirus spreading and the public ordered to stay home, these are unusual times in West Marin. Now six weeks into a shutdown of all nonessential activities, people are doing their best to enjoy themselves within the limitations of the shelter order. Alongside our coverage of the pandemic, the...

Making your wishes known

04/22/2020
As we age, it is important to think about the kind of care we would or would not want at the end of our life. It becomes even more important during a pandemic. The people responding to you—be it your primary care provider, a family member or friend, a paramedic...

Coping with coronavirus, week 5

04/15/2020
With the coronavirus spreading and the public ordered to stay home, these are unusual times in West Marin. Now over a month into a shutdown of all nonessential activities, new routines are well-established. Alongside our coverage of the pandemic, the Light is offering windows into the lives of our readers...

Resilience and the next right thing

04/15/2020
One doesn’t need to be a mental health professional to recognize that the coronavirus outbreak creates a particularly difficult set of challenges for us as humans. As the pandemic spreads, many aspects of our formerly orderly lives, even here in idyllic West Marin, remain in chaos. Ample research shows us...

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