Features

What we saw at the border

01/16/2019
Distressed by the talk of the border wall and images of separated families, my husband Noah and I, along with Jennie Pfeiffer of Bolinas, decided to meet up with Border Angels. Founded in 1986 by Enrique Morones and based in San Diego, the group protects scores of migrants in San...

Kevin Clarke, 1955-2018

01/16/2019
Kevin Clarke, a general contractor and family man in Point Reyes Station known for his light touch and pervasive kindness, died on Christmas Eve. He was 63. Kevin and his wife and partner of 33 years, Rhonda Kutter, who serves as an aide to Supervisor Dennis Rodoni, moved west from...

Sea monsters, an ocean love affair: A fisherman's memoir

01/09/2019
Out of sight of shore, the monotony of water is broken by a welcome discovery: a whale on the horizon. It’s swimming nearer, near now, and coming straight for your fishing boat. Feet away, the 60-foot sperm whale isn’t slowing down—what do you do? “It became vividly clear that the...

Our wicked war with Mexico and its terrible repercussions

01/09/2019
Living in Mexico half the year has motivated me to learn more about the history of the often-contentious relationship between Mexico and the United States. The current problems we have on the Mexican border further inspired my research. By coincidence, flying back from Mexico to the United States recently, I...

Lengthening telomeres: Slowing the effect of time

01/03/2019
As I reflect on the passage of time and the way it can seem to accelerate or slow down, I am moved to think about people—in the community, in my practice and in the scientific literature—who have slowed their aging process. Last week, I met one such person at a...

Remembering Richard

12/27/2018
Richard Kirschman was a presence larger than life. Many stories and reminiscences about him are sure to be told at his memorial next month, but I would like to offer some of my own here. Richard was a member of a group of which I am part that meets for...

Nature Notebook, December 20, 2018

12/19/2018
It feels like winter already, with cold temperatures and misty days, but the official first day of winter is Friday, Dec. 21. The winter solstice, marked by many communities around the world, occurs when the earth’s North Pole leans farthest away from the sun, creating the fewest hours of daylight...

West Marin's Absentee Winery: All about natural chemistry

12/19/2018
Avi Deixler will readily tell you that he doesn’t know how to make wine. “Pretty much I use intuition and hard work,” said Mr. Deixler, owner and cellar master of Absentee Winery, which is located inside the former Gallagher Dairy on Point Reyes-Petaluma Road. Where milk once flowed, wine now...

Igor Sazevich: Painting his story

12/19/2018
Inverness architect and painter Igor Sazevich was shut out of his father’s studio as a little boy, but he now owns two of his own at his ridgetop home. This month, at Gallery Route One, where his show, “Time in My Art,” is on display through Sunday, he reminisced about...

Pages