Art Rogers Family Album, November 6, 2014

LLOYD KAHN AND HIS GREENHOUSE, MADE OF RECYCLED WINDOWS AND LOCAL CLAY AND CONCRETE WALLS, ON THE BOLINAS MESA Lloyd, who was born and raised in San Francisco, began building things in the late 1940s when, at age 12, he helped his father construct their family home in Colusa. After...

Sasha Abramsky on untangling the American poverty crisis

In “The American Way of Poverty: How the Other Half Still Lives,” author Sasha Abramsky implores Americans to recognize the severity of economic deprivation in their country, and he proposes a series of measures to remedy or at least substantially alleviate it. By the end of 2010, he writes, 15.2...

Art Rogers Family Album, October 9, 2014

THE MARCONI CENTENNIAL BANQUET AT THE MARCONI WIRELESS RECEIVING STATION POWERHOUSE, NOW THE MARCONI CONFERENCE CENTER IN MARSHALL, SEPTEMBER 19, 2014 “The Maritime Radio Historical Society (MRHS) hosted a banquet to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the first wireless message sent across the Pacific Ocean on September 24, 1914. The...

My own trans-bay swim

My editor emailed me one morning, wondering why my articles had slowed down. “What’s the deal? Got a new adventure for us?” and I had to say, well, I’ve been working. But I do have a mini-adventure to share: my own version of the trans-bay swim, a short but most...

A week with Will, in Willits

Willits: a small town in Mendocino County on Highway 101, about 100 miles north of Petaluma. My friend Will is living here part-time, in a hand-built house with lots of stained glass windows, off the grid on a dirt road—and this week, so am I. I arrived one hot afternoon,...

A garden for the birds

Nothing adds more pleasure to your garden than the birds that visit and live in it. They bring visual delight, music, color and joy, not to mention insect control. Living so close to the Point Reyes National Seashore assures us of many species, as the seashore has the largest avian...