Ceramics brought to life by Susan Hall's nature-inspired paintings

Susan Hall is both a painter by nature and a painter drawn to nature. She may be best known for her West Marin scenes, but her new book, “Out of the Fire,” features photographs of and ruminations on her other love: ceramics. The 270-page coffee table book details Ms. Hall’s...

The boys who said no to Vietnam

In his forthcoming documentary “The Boys Who Said NO!,” Christopher Colorado Jones hopes to educate Americans about the power of resistance. The film charts the scope and success of draft resisters during the Vietnam War. An estimated quarter-million to a half-million men actively resisted deployment during the Vietnam War: some...

Nature Notebook, November 8, 2018

It is a sparkly time in the sky, with both the Taurid and Leonid meteor showers in the month of November. The Taurids, which peaked on Nov. 5, originate in the constellation Taurus, located just above Orion in the sky. Watch for fireballs above Orion’s three-starred belt. The Leonids begin...

Talking about race in West Marin

For the last year and a half, I have hosted twice-monthly conversations about race in America and in our lives. We select a book to read and, through respectful listening to one another’s reflections on the writer’s thoughts on difference, acceptance and denial, we illuminate our shared condition and provide...

Nature Notebook, October 25, 2018

The full moon that passed yesterday was known in the Dakotah Sioux tradition as the “quilling and beading moon.” Cooler weather means more inside time for handiwork and less outdoor gathering work as plants become dormant. West Marin remains a little nutty after last column’s hazelnut story. This week, nuts...

Art Rogers Family Album, October 25, 2018

Baby of the Week “Baby Boom” DOTTIE FERN AREIAS — BORN AUGUST 9, 2017 Daughter of Courtney and Brannon Areias and little sister to Oliver and Alexa and big sister to Finn of the Point Reyes Farmstead Dairy at the Robert Giacomini Ranch in Point Reyes Station.

Art Rogers Family Album, October 18, 2018

BOATWRIGHT JEREMY FISHER–SMITH WITH THE “KOHLENBERG,”AN 18–FOOT ROWING GIG HE BUILT AT HIS MARSHALL BOATWORKS FOR SAN FRANCISCO’S DOLPHIN CLUB Born and raised on Mount Tamalpais, Jeremy got his first job in 1976 as a teenage apprentice to wooden boatbuilder Bill Grunwald on the Santa Cruz coast. He returned to...