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The Golden Hour

This January, my nineteen year old college sophomore son and I went on a hike to Pierce Point in the Northern Point Reyes National Seashore. The weather was clear, but throughout our hike on the high ridge, pounding surf echoed below. My new tendency to impart advice...

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March On!

  I marched in the San Francisco Women’s March to secure our future with the future: my 20-something daughter and her friends. Last year my husband and I went to the march in Oakland, but this year he was at a climate conference all day. So I asked Ally if I could...

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Favorite WoM Reads of 2017~Compiled by Lorrie Goldin

“Right about now, New Year’s vows to go to the gym and stop eating sugar are falling by the wayside. But here’s a resolution that’s pure pleasure without the sweat or calories: Reading more! Here to get you started for 2018 are some favorites our members read in...

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Slice of Time

Clouds obscured our eclipse on Monday. Our California setting would only have allowed us a crescent sun, had the clouds not been in the way. We missed out on a lot so I watched a friend’s video as it happened in Wyoming. I listened to their joy and tears and hugs and...

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Lord and Lady F***!

When my kids were still quite young, probably around kindergarten age, I got tickets to see Brian Ferry. The concert was in the grounds of Petworth House, a 17th-century country house described as “A stately mansion nestled in the South Downs housing the finest art...

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Forgotten Anniversaries

These last two weeks I’ve had the nagging feeling that I’ve forgotten someone’s birthday, someone close to me. In other words, a date that should be committed to memory forever and always. But when I go through the list: husband, children, parents, in-laws, nieces,...

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Pot Mama

Pot. Weed. Reefer. Ganja. The Chronic. Marijuana was something that just never really appealed to me in my younger days. Even with the safety of a towel plugged college dorm room door, I could never quite get comfortable with it. It always felt wrong. Dirty. Illegal....

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My week at Wellstone Center of the Redwoods

I spent seven days in February at a writing residency at Wellstone Center of the Redwoods. Wellstone is a writers’ retreat tucked away in the Santa Cruz Mountains, four miles away from the Pacific Ocean. Quite a few people have asked me what it was like—this blog...

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Self-soothing in 2017

When I first awake, I am happy, whether sun is streaming in the window or rain is pattering on the roof. But then, as my brain starts to whirl, I remember that a reality TV star who might be mentally ill has the nuclear codes. I ruminate how he is filling his cabinet...

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Pledge for a Frantic Activist

So I called some senators. I knitted a hat. I’ve marched, signed petitions, and typed a jillion angry emojiis on Facebook. I can’t keep up with the news, real or fake. It all feels like Whack-a-Mole politics. Idioms that used to be metaphoric are now literal: my head...

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