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Taking Heart in SF’s Skating Scene

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In the heart of Golden Gate Park is a smoothly paved oval where roller skaters do their thing. Those of us who’ve lamented the loss of San Francisco’s free spirit in recent years can take heart in the survival of this vital and quintessential scene.

“State of Jefferson” Wants to Secede

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Once again, the “State of Jefferson” wants to secede from California and Oregon. But the name Jefferson doesn’t necessarily refer to our third president. Many residents believe it refers to Jefferson Davis, president of the Confederacy during the Civil War.

Travels with Steinbeck

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A journey is a person in itself; no two are alike. And all plans, safeguards, policing, and coercion are fruitless. We find after years of struggle that we do not take a trip; a trip takes us.

Touching the Redwoods and The Infinite

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The immediacy of our human-scale experience, shared with others, is what connects us to the infinite. This primer on the coastal redwoods is an excellent example of the ways in which staying human can help us stay universal.