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August 1, 2018

While I could not stay to the last performance at Rivertown Revival, I felt completely satisfied ending the day with a performance by The Sally Haggard Band. Sally Haggard performed on the Spectacular Stage, a stage reminiscent of Vaudeville stages of yore. Some folks...

July 25, 2018

Petaluma, Ca., July 14

Dearest Mother,

Since I last wrote you, I settled in a region of California near the metropolitan of San Francisco, in a town called Santa Rosa. Today I write from the McNear Peninsula in the town of Petaluma, California, just a train ride south fr...

July 20, 2018

Nobody wants to get into a shark’s mouth, but you’ll want to get into Sharkmouth. I finally got to see “California’s funkiest jazz punk trio” at Rivertown Revival at Steamer Landing Park on the McNear Peninsula in Petaluma on July 14th. Members Joshua Jackson (bass, vo...

July 18, 2018

Marelle//

Lagunitas Taproom & Beer Sanctuary - Petaluma, CA//

July 18, 2018

It was a simmering July day in the North Bay last Wednesday, the perfect weather for hanging out with friends at the Lagunitas Taproom & Beer Sanctuary in Petaluma, listening to live music while e...

June 30, 2018

On May 31, I had the great privilege of photographing the first profession of vows of two members of the religious community Marian Sisters of Santa Rosa. Most might call these veiled women nuns. Nuns live a cloistered life; sisters do not. But they both wear habits th...

March 10, 2018

It's Saturday morning, and I'm off to a good start. It's been a productive morning, so I thought I'd take a break and watch some YouTube. I looked through the New York Encounter archives to find some inspiration.

New York Encounter is an annual three-day public cultural...

March 10, 2018

San Francisco - Opening for London folk-punk act Skinny Lister on a February Sunday night, British singer-songwriter Will Varley captivated fans at The Independent while touring in support of his fifth and most recent album Spirit of Minnie, which he released just...

February 12, 2018

Real, raw, hard. The experiences of love that local musicians and comedians shared at Brew (a cafe in Santa Rosa, CA) on Saturday, February 10 was a refreshing contrast to the commercialized, fantasized image of love that is portrayed in our culture, especially around...

December 22, 2017

Happy Winter Solstice!

Last night, while driving home, I decided to follow the moon, a thin rind of an orange slice glowing as if the light it was reflecting was lava smoldering on its surface. It was but a glimmer of a moon, but it was so attractive that I followed it....