Anne Breckenridge Dorsey My Turn In this time of stress and sequestration, hunting for silver linings has become an Olympic level sport. Happily, there are lots of competing "athletes" in our County. Marin's volunteer entities are in overdrive, amping up their activities and benefitting from … [Read more...] about My Turn: Looking for silver linings?
Bigane PerezSimpson University's Bigane Perez of San Rafael, CA, received the 2019-2020 Liberal Studies Overcoming Challenges (Dolores Huerta) Courage award. The Liberal Studies Overcoming Challenges (Dolores Huerta) Courage award is presented to a student who has overcome significant challenges in … [Read more...] about Names in the news
Ever had a dream that makes perfect sense when you wake, but by the time you brush your teeth it sounds completely mad?Some coronavirus task force meetings must be like that. For example, how did the new rules on tennis come about? That had to be one weird discussion.Dr. No: We believe we can safely … [Read more...] about Coronavirus tennis, anyone?
By Josh Fryday Millennials have seen their lives defined by big crises: from 9/11, to the Great Recession, to the impacts of climate change, and now COVID-19. As we face living through our second “once in a generation” economic collapse, Millennials are realizing that how we get through … [Read more...] about How Millennials can rise from crises to be the next Greatest Generation
Sherman R. Frederick/Battle Born Media I have three burrs under my saddle this week.Mask Switcheroo: I’m not going to hate on anyone for asking me to wear a face mask during the Age of Coronavirus. I get the angst. And, frankly, it makes me feel better in a crowd.But can one our public health … [Read more...] about Nonsensical rules invite disobedience
Jim Steele/What’s Natural? Two decades ago, fishery managers closed large areas of the eastern Pacific Ocean to bottom trawling because the targeted species like rockfish, sole, Pacific Ocean perch and other deep-dwelling fish were rapidly declining. However, much sooner than anticipated, fish … [Read more...] about Rejuvenating ocean fisheries
Madeline and Clint Kellner on a Peace Corps mission to the Amazon. They were called home to Novato due to the worldwide coronavirus pandemic. Madeline Kellner/My TurnJust seven weeks ago my husband Clint and I evacuated from Peru, abruptly ending our Peace Corps volunteer service. This was our … [Read more...] about From the Amazon to Marin
Sherman R. Frederick/Marinscope, Marin CountyOne pernicious canard needs bursting. It’s the idea that anything a government does is justified if it “saves just one life.” Not only is it not true, it's a refuge for despots.Here’s the unvarnished truth about COVID-19: It will run through the entire … [Read more...] about Life (and reopening) is a balancing act