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Phil Arnot: Fate plus luck

12/21/2017
Phil Arnot said he’d start this story with the nightmares he had as a 3-year-old, when bat-like creatures fluttered out of the closet of his bedroom on 14th Avenue in San Francisco. Hovering above him in succession, they tormented the future Air Force pilot. Now 93, the author and adventurer...

Framing pictures may be hazardous to your health

12/21/2017
These days we are dodging lies, assaults on our democratic life, wars and inept politicians. And now this: death by framing! As some of you know, I like art. I buy it and I produce it. As a result of this affliction, I more than occasionally frame artwork. But retail...

Art Rogers Family Album, December 21, 2017

12/21/2017
THE SPIRITUAL LEADERS OF WEST MARIN — HONORING THE DIVERSITY OF FAITHS AND CELEBRATING THE DAYS SURROUNDING THE WINTER SOLSTICE From the left are Father Cyril O’Sullivan of St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church in Lagunitas and Old St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Nicasio; Suzanne Sadowsky and Laurie Chorna, co-founders of the...

Amanda Giacomini: Beyond 10,000 Buddhas

12/14/2017
Amanda Giacomini first learned of the Ellora and Ajanta Caves, two temple cave complexes cut into cliffs in western India, from a coffee table book. She was smitten by their earthy colors and images of a serene Buddha—so much so that during a 2006 trip to India with her now-husband...

Art Rogers Family Album, December 14, 2017

12/14/2017
Great Moments in West Marin History GOODBYE TO THE MURPHY RANCH ERA — ANNE AND JESSICA MURPHY WITH ROANIE AND SARA AT THE HISTORIC HOME RANCH IN THE POINT REYES NATIONAL SEASHORE, 1989 In 1929, the Murphy family acquired 11,000 acres of the Point Reyes Peninsula from Julia Shafter Hamilton,...

Lighthouse corps keeps it shining

12/14/2017
There’s an optical illusion that few ever see beneath the 147-year-old lens and clockwork mechanism inside the Point Reyes Lighthouse. In the middle of the room that sits below the lens room, two white support beams stand a few feet apart. To the naked eye, they appear to be angled...

“It’s a Wonderful Life” makes for a wonderful live radio play

12/14/2017
The closed sign had been flipped over for a while last Sunday evening at the Tap Room when 12 actors at a back table rolled through the first reading of a West Marin Christmas tradition. One had twisted his ankle en route to the rehearsal and sat icing it with...

“Wild Blackberries”: Claudia Chapline’s poems of transformation

12/07/2017
The prolific Claudia Chapline has given us a new book of poems, “Wild Blackberries: Love Poems,” recently published by San Francisco’s Norfork Press. It’s a small square volume that fits nicely in the hand; it is easy to carry and it’s illustrated with photos of paintings that are collaborations with...

Joint pleasures

12/07/2017
Great art lifts us out of our earth-caked shoes into the golden realm of imagination, and the current show at the Eubank Gallery is just such a site for take-off. Marlie de Swart, who runs the weaving and woven-clothing shop in downtown Point Reyes, is exhibiting tunics and vests alongside...

Art Rogers Family Album, December 7, 2017

12/07/2017
Baby of the Week “Baby Boom” WYATT MUIR WILLIARD — BORN AUGUST 8, 2016 Son of Melissa and David Williard of Inverness. Grandson of Elaine Schmidt of Concord, New Hampshire and Virginia and the late Thomas Williard of Columbus, Ohio. Nephew of 16 aunts and uncles and 17 cousins scattered...

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