Patrick Stull – Evolve- A Woman’s Journey at Fort Mason

Originally published in the Marina Times San Francisco in June 2012 For twenty years Patrick Stull has been exploring the multifaceted aspects of women, their personalities, obstacles and victories. Now he brings his exhibit Evolve- A Woman’s Journey to the Fort Mason Center from June 22 through July 1, 2012. This multimedia exhibit focuses on…

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Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed

Originally published in the Marina Times San Francisco in May 2012 “What if I forgave myself? I thought. What if I forgave myself even though I’d done something I shouldn’t have?” -Cheryl Strayed Cheryl Strayed’s Wild is more like a confession than a memoir. She set out to hike the Pacific Crest Trail and, in…

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Woolgathering by Patti Smith Enjoys a Second Life

Originally published in the Marina Times San Francisco in April 2012 Who can know the heart of youth but youth itself? ―Patti Smith, Just Kids Is this a fairy tale? Are the stories true? These were the questions Patti Smith had to answer when Woolgathering was first published in 1992. New Directions has recently published…

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Remembering Helen Frankenthaler

Originally published in the Northside San Francisco March 2012 Whatever the medium, there is the difficulty, challenge, fascination and often productive clumsiness of learning a new method: the wonderful puzzles and problems of translating with new materials. –Helen Frankenthaler Helen Frankenthaler, an award-winning American painter, died at the age of 83 on December 27. Many…

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Pissarro’s People at the Legion of Honor Fine Arts Museum San Francisco

Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing. —Camille Pissarro Originally published in the Northside San Francisco December 2011 As one of the most prominent painters of the Impressionist period, Camille Pissarro was best known for his landscapes. In this exhibit, the public has the opportunity to glimpse…

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On the Way to Oktoberfest: A Travelogue

Originally published in the Northside San Francisco in November 2011 “Thus you can throw yourself flat on the ground, stretched out upon Mother Earth, with the certain conviction that you are one with her and she with you.” –Alan Watts I took the long way to Munich, Germany. Over ten days I visited London, Paris, Zurich, and…

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