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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...

Coping with coronavirus, week 4

04/08/2020
With the coronavirus spreading and the public ordered to stay home, these are unusual times in West Marin. This is the fourth week in a shutdown of all nonessential activities, and althgouh many people’s perception of time has been thrown off. Alongside our news coverage of the pandemic, the Light...

Coronavirus and community care

04/08/2020
Here we are together in this unprecedented moment in human history. It is a time marked by dissonant juxtapositions: the breathtaking spring with the clearest of skies, the dazzling green of trees leafing out, the brilliance of wildflowers beginning their display and the birdsong ringing out through the quiet, all...

Nature Notebook, April 9, 2020

04/08/2020
The Lyrid meteor showers sparkle overhead between April 16 and April 25, peaking late Wednesday, April 22. Look for 20 or so meteors an hour, many with tails. The constellation Lyra, or Lyre, rises on the eastern horizon after 10 p.m. It’s named after Orpheus’s lyre, which was made out...

Community charrette: A proposal

04/01/2020
As we reel under the excruciating pressures of the coronavirus pandemic and feel the impact of other global events in West Marin, it has been suggested that we need a forum of some kind to discuss issues of concern so that we’re able to better respond as a united front...

Coping with coronavirus, week 3

04/01/2020
With the coronavirus spreading and the public ordered to stay home, these are unusual times in West Marin. Three weeks into a shutdown of all nonessential activities, the reality is setting in that these changes aren’t going away anytime soon. Yet people are finding the silver linings. Alongside our news...

Coping with coronavirus, week 2

03/25/2020
With the coronavirus spreading and the public ordered to stay home, these are unusual times in West Marin. Nearly two weeks into a shutdown of all nonessential activities, people are adjusting to new routines. For some, that means an increased workload; for others, free time seems endless. Alongside our news...

Watching whales in quarantine

03/25/2020
We are up north, in remote coastal California at a house on a beach bluff. Whales puff past as they migrate north. Seabirds dip from the cypress to the hedgy bluff and out of sight. We came here for the solitude—a little respite, a few days of deep and wild...

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