By Emily Thurston Dennis asked me not to put a Christmas tree in our living room this year. He says it every year: no tree, no presents. Christmas is a celebration of the birth of Jesus, combined with the pagan worship of nature, life, and lights in the dark. Dennis credits Jesus with saving his […]

Dream with Ocean: A Still Life

By Mary Heller I believe it was the last trip she took.  In all the years I had lived in the Bay Area, my mother only came out twice.  This was the first time she and my father came as tourists. My father seemed amenable to wandering, so we traveled around northern California with brief […]