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Wild Iris offers a healing touch

09/01/2011
It’s 5 p.m. on a hectic Monday when Iris Hawkins, a local body and spa therapist, rubs scented oil on my tense upper back and proceeds to knead it like bread dough. Through the donuted pillow in which my face is supplanted, I can detect soft, ambient music waft from...

Joan Baumhoff, 1927 – 2011

08/25/2011
Joan Baumhoff, a selfless mother, eccentric artist and local peace activist who helped establish an underground railroad for conscientious objectors during the Vietnam War, died on July 31, at the age of 84. Sanguine to the very end, Joan inspired many with her courage in battling Parkinson’s disease and her...

Joan Baumhoff, 1927—2011

08/25/2011
Joan Baumhoff, a selfless mother, eccentric artist and local peace activist who helped establish an underground railroad for conscientious objectors during the Vietnam War, died on July 31, at the age of 84. Sanguine to the very end, Joan inspired many with her courage in battling Parkinson’s disease and her...

Bud Hendren, 1927—2011

08/18/2011
Oliver “Bud” Hendren, a revered auto mechanic, maven tinkerer and loving family man whose endless supply of jokes brought joy to all who knew him, passed away peacefully in his sleep near his home in Point Reyes Station on August 3. He was 84. A U.S. Veteran and the former...

The legend of Ramblin’ Jack: A tall tale

08/18/2011
“A tall tale doesn’t mean that the tale is a lie. It just means that it’s tall.” — Ramblin’ Jack Most people agree that Ramblin’ Jack, who was a student of Woody Guthrie, a self-appointed adoptive father of Bob Dylan, and has drawn the admiration of neon names like Paul...

Faces of West Marin’s future, searching for a home

08/11/2011
Wes Wes Temby had reached burn-out and wasn’t getting any younger. Living in Las Vegas and slogging through the doldrums of corporate law wasn’t exactly the quixotic future the then-27-year-old had intended. “I got into law because I wanted to save the world,” he said. “But the legal system is...

Joan Veit Siddle, a woman of courage, 1930 – 2011

08/11/2011
Joan Veit Siddle, who passed away on July 27, in Point Reyes Station, was a woman of singular determination and intelligence. She traveled the world onboard cramped freighters through pirate-infested waters, raised her children in the Indonesian jungle for five years, caused a highly publicized controversy when she assigned The...

Joan Veit Siddle, a woman of courage, 1930—2011

08/11/2011
Joan Veit Siddle, who passed away on July 27, in Point Reyes Station, was a woman of singular determination and intelligence. She traveled the world onboard cramped freighters through pirate-infested waters, raised her children in the Indonesian jungle for five years, caused a highly publicized controversy when she assigned The...

Blair Fuller, 1927 – 2011

08/04/2011
Blair Fuller, a celebrated writer, groundbreaking editor and esteemed educator who was born to East Coast aristocracy, passed away on July 23 from complications due to lung cancer. He was 84. Blair was a gentleman’s gentleman. A kind, educated, brilliant man who wrote his own life on his own terms,...

Blair Fuller, 1927—2011

08/04/2011
Blair Fuller, a celebrated writer, groundbreaking editor and esteemed educator who was born to East Coast aristocracy, passed away on July 23 from complications due to lung cancer. He was 84. Blair was a gentleman’s gentleman. A kind, educated, brilliant man who wrote his own life on his own terms,...

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