February 2011 Archives

Waterfalls, the Beach, and the Ocean

Alamere Falls via Palomarin trail

This hike was outstanding. It started with a traipse through a eucalyptus grove, leading to a brief coastal stint, with amazing views, and then turned inland to pass a couple beautiful lakes [and many smaller ponds] before the turn off for alamere falls.

Ben! Katy! We miss you.

For the last few months, we've been blessed with the presence of our dear friends the Lovehardsteins. Ben and Katy are awesome, love all things outdoors, food, and beer. As such, we enjoy their company a great deal -- and hope they enjoy ours. We went on quite a few adventures with them towards the end of their time in the Bay Area -- a hike near the Matt Davis-Steep Ravine Loop; a hike to Tomales Point, at Point Reyes National Seashore; and various eats and drinks throughout the Bay Area.

Edouard Glissant (1928-2011)

“…despite our consenting to all the indisputable technologies; despite seeing the political leap that must be managed, the horror of hunger and ignorance, torture and massacre to be conquered, the full load of knowledge to be tamed, the weight of every piece of machinery that we shall finally control, and the exhausting flashes as we pass from one era to another—from forest to city, from story to computer—at the bow there is still something we now share: this murmur, cloud or rain or peaceful smoke. We know ourselves as part and as crowd, in an unknown that does not terrify. We cry our cry of poetry. Our boats are open, and we sail them for everyone. “

Poems available on the web

Promenade of Solitary Death

Country, Highest Noon

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