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Nature Notebook, April 8, 2021

04/07/2021
A new moon on April 11 and a meteor shower usher in the month of April, a month that takes its name from Latin “aperio,” meaning “to open,” as many plants were blooming or opening in the Roman world at this time. The Lyrid meteor brings its sparkling music to...

Nature Notebook, March 25, 2021

03/24/2021
The full moon rises on Sunday, March 28, and it will appear larger and brighter than usual should the fog permit us to see it. It is a super moon, closer than usual to the earth; the official astronomical term is perigean full moon, when the moon is in perigee...

Nature Notebook, March 11, 2021

03/10/2021
It has felt like spring much of the past few weeks already, but the calendar spring begins on the vernal equinox, dated March 20 this year. The sun will be directly over the equator with equal parts of daylight and night. We will also “spring forward” this Sunday, March 14...

From Jalisco to Tomales: The Ana Gonzales story

03/03/2021
Ana Gonzales started her housecleaning business 16 years ago as a way to survive. She had immigrated from Mexico two years earlier, and her second child was on the way. Her job cleaning in Sonoma County paid less than $100 a day, and she spent much of her shifts driving...

'Love is coming to you': Outdoor learning with Zoe

03/03/2021
For Zoe Crowhurst, the pandemic was a catalyst to meet one of her life’s aspirations: opening her own preschool. Since September, a small cohort of youngsters has been participating in her entirely outdoor education program, Little Sparrows, in downtown Point Reyes Station. The program takes place in her backyard and...

Gabriella Cole: Empowering from the center

03/03/2021
While waiting in line at the grocery store, clients of chiropractor Gabriella Cole likely have one thing on their minds: their feet. It’s her starting place for supporting not only better alignment, but also deeper body awareness. A San Francisco native and an Inverness resident, Gabriella recently moved her practice...

Nav Singh: Meaning and community at the grocery

03/03/2021
Nav Singh will be the first one to tell you: She has a lot of energy. “I’m hyper,” she said last week, sitting on a cushion in the makeshift napping nook in her office at the Inverness Store, which she co-owns with her husband, Raj. The drive to be busy...

Nature Notebook, February 25, 2021

02/24/2021
The full moon on Saturday, Feb. 27 brings mid-morning to noonish high tides in the six-foot range with minus tides near sunset. To the Catawba of North Carolina, this moon is known as the “First Flower” moon, similar to what we are seeing in West Marin, where many flowers have...

Children and families at heart of new radio show

02/10/2021
The newest radio show on KWMR is delighting children and parents alike. “Song and Storytime with Kimmy Nicole” is a wholesome and fun-loving program, offering listeners a glimpse into the conversations between children and their parents and celebrating the curiosity and creativity of the young mind. The host is Kimberly...

The Covid-19 vaccines: Our health and our future

02/10/2021
This week I had a fascinating experience. In the hours following my second Covid-19 immunization—the Moderna version—while I cheered my immune system on, I moved through various stages of discomfort: achy arm, neck and muscles, then chills and profound fatigue. I napped-—twice in one day. I went to bed early...

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