Sunday, March 08, 2015

Spring ahead

As an early riser, this is the one day I feel normal. The clock seems humanely reasonable - look, it's almost 7! Never mind that it is still dark and the moon hasn't set, and no one else is up and the dog thinks you are crazy.

But I love daylights saving time and wish we had it all year long.

Sunday, March 01, 2015

Marching orders

The month began for me on the windswept bluffs above Tomales bay.  

Marconi, a visionary, built an antenna station here 100 years ago as part of a worldwide chain that would transmit radio waves around the globe. 

Later, much later, the site was run by hippies.. It was known as Synanon. This went down in a scandal, like many cultish groups.

Today it's a lovely conference center on State Park land. You can drive there from San Rafael in 30 minutes, and take a nice hill hike, or walk on the old route 57, which was the old stage road. 

Tuesday, February 24, 2015