The Marin Headlands – for those who have not seen them

If you have never been to the Marin Headlands, let me attempt to describe them to you. Think of dark red rocks, rich brown soil, green pine needles, and California gold grasses. Opposite the mini-metropolis of San Francisco and across the deep water channel called the Golden Gate (hence the name of the bridge) sits …

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Fear and the Marin Headlands (Part 1)

When I left to go to the Marin Headlands, every ‘voice’ said “no, don’t go, stay at home where it’s safe and familiar, don’t do something because something will go wrong.” I know it sounds a bit pathetic, but it took all my focus to start the car and work my way down to the …

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The Coffeehouse: Nature’s perfect writing resource

I'm not just talking caffeine here, the ubiquitous coffeehouse is the perfect tool in any writer's toolbox. Laptop, notebook, food, place to plug in. Okay ... maybe just in my toolbox, but I swear to you I cannot do without. In fact, I just discovered a small Starbucks in Montclair Village, Oakland, CA where I …

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Horoscopes, Victims, and Enlightenment

"There's nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it's going to be a butterfly," said philosopher Buckminster Fuller. I encourage you to make that your personal motto in the coming weeks, Scorpio. From what I can tell, you are capable of generating a transformation that will look impossible to casual observers. You have the power …

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