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Monday, March 24th, 2014

Tomales Bay and Beyond

One of the great joys of living in the Bay Area is that in one day you can travel from cityscape hipster happenings, past suburban villages and beyond, towards vineyards on lush farmlands. The day trip is a delight to the soul, takes virtually no planning, and gives the added joy and spiritual lift of

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

The Heartland of My History

A Reunion with my Own Sense of Promise High school reunions are always iffy propositions. The memory we have of our classmates and ourselves is clouded by adolescent angst. Who we are now, who we thought we’d...

Sunday, October 21st, 2012

Inspiration: Kusel Lake—A Gem in Wisconsin’s Incredible Lake Country

Central Wisconsin’s lake country is everything you might dream it to be: rural, unpretentious, uncomplicated and absolutely gorgeous. With lakes dotting the entire state, it’s a vacationer’s delight: quiet, serene, warm, and infinitely swimable. Our Wisconsin trek...

Sunday, October 21st, 2012

Inspiration: Montauk: Heaven at the End of Long Island

In California, where I’m from, we don’t know the power of the traditional summer vacation—the migration of souls, en masse, from the city heat and humidity to beaches and the casual land of time-off. On the West...

Friday, September 14th, 2012

Culture: NYC: Midsummer’s Midtown

New York City’s Midtown, in the heart of summer, is a tourist festival, a bustling rush of humanity from all ends of the continent. When every resident New Yorker is fleeing the heat and bustle of the...

Friday, August 13th, 2010

Inspiration: The Big Island’s Secret Beaches

We were traveling on the internet down-low: packaged, last-minute, and with a “beach-friendly” sticker price. I had been longing for something off-track—coastal Lima or an obscure Columbian island I’d heard of while in Honduras—but I had already...

Tuesday, July 25th, 2006

Inspiration: Inspirations for Art: The World is My Canvas

Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about art. I’ve been painting large 4-foot by 4-foot canvasses covered with layers of electric, abstract colors, and each day that I can, I turn off the phone and court a...

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