Monthly Archives

May 2008

  • How to Watch Birds


    It’s not unusual for me to show up at work and find bird things on my desk — photographs, books, newspaper clippings, feathers, nests. My office is avian chaos, but I don’t…

  • Downtown Fairfax

    What’s Not to Love?

    Here in Fairfax, it’s a hot night that smells like honeysuckle. There are people in this town who look like they haven’t changed a bit since 1972, when I was six years…

  • Words

    Who’s Your Granny?

    I drove from Berkeley to Big Sur this week, determined not to go faster than 60 mph. I had just paid for my first $4 gallon of gas and it freaked me…