THE HUFFINGTON POST
I'm Raising My Daughter To Be a 'Slacker'
Yes, your kid can learn French or Hindi -- but what's
the point? The key to true success in life is finding what you love,
and finding the determination not to give up on it.
April 14, 2012
(Not So Patiently) For My Daughter To Speak
My daughter, who is two and a half, sits with the
other preschoolers as they perform a version of "If you're
happy and you know it." She doesn't clap, or stomp her feet or
sing along (even though she knows every word of the song by heart).
San Francisco entices with its pretty-boy looks. For
tourists, the affair begins with the first site of the Golden Gate
Bridge or the sweeping view from Coit Tower.
August 8, 2007
Up Classic Clothes in San Francisco
The city is filled with top-notch vintage stores brimming
with upscale hand-me-downs and drag-queen couture.
April 23, 2007
Get an Adrenaline Fix at the Gunks
Whether you like your thrills on wheels, trails, or rocks,
theres much fun to be had in the crags of the Shawangunk Mountains
just 90 miles north of Manhattan.
March 13, 2007
Im crossing the street when I glimpse
the green-eyed boy I fell in love when I was 15. Hes walking
the other direction and I follow, watching the rays of sun bounce
off his golden hair. He looks just the way he did when we first
started dating, the same lanky frame, the confident swagger. But
as he turns I see his profile and I know its not him, it cant
be him. I remember that boy I fell in love with died 12 years ago,
and Im just off chasing a ghost.
June 26, 2005
Horror: Can you Break Up with Your Life's Narrative?
It wasn't long after I met my husband that he told me how
he'd trekked 2,650 miles across the western edge of America with
his ex-girlfriend, killing his relationship and coming perilously
close to dying himself.
April 16, 2004
Foxes Don Red Hats, Purple Dresses
At 81, Mary Reagan is queen of the Red Hat Mommas.
February 13, 2004
Site Saved from Develoment
a clear day, John Arata can see the Farallon Islands from a windswept
ridge above his ranch in San Gregorio. A cluster of luxury homes,
once proposed by his neighbor, would have blocked that view and
changed the land he's worked for more than 60 years.
Take to the Trail for Cleanup
Poison oak won't stop them. Rain can't slow them
Mud is just something to play in.
The Big Birds
California condors are on the rebound--come see them
Best Damn Weekend
Ever: Big Sur
It's easy to understand how surfer dudes and photographers
groove on its thundering surf and sweeping cliffs, but even the
likes of legendary eroticist Henry Miller have swooned over California
Big Sur coast.
Minutes Fixes: San Francisco
The infamously hilly Bay Area terrain is so steep, just going
on a Peet's coffee run can make you feel like you hiked Mt. Tam.
The Windy City, is now, as much as ever, rightly celebrated
as a dietery minefield.
Biting the Wrong Bullet
California condors, whose numbers fell to as few as 22 birds
in the 1980s, are soaring back from the brink of extinction, largely
due to an aggressive, decades-long captive breeding program. Some
130 condors, North America's largest land bird, now fly free over
Arizona, California, and Mexico. But they still face the same threats
that nearly wiped them out before--most notably, lead poisoning
from hunting ammunition.
the Cruise Control
Lovely scenery, the clink of champagne glasses, and all-you-can-eat
buffets lure millions of Americans aboard cruise ships each year.
Belowdecks, however, torrents of filth are flushed into the ocean,
defiling the marine environments the tourists came to enjoy.
June 23, 2002
Salinas has been ranked the fourth most overcrowded city in the
country -- as measuredby the percentage of packed households --
beating out Los Angeles and Miami, according to recently released
U.S. Census data. But Salinas officials said the news is not surprising.
The signs of overcrowding in parts of the city are glaring and the
pressures for services is nearly bursting.
November 9, 2002
among Latinos a growing problem
It's a deadly disease that some try to cure with herbs and home
remedies. But experts say the growing problem of diabetes among
Latinos won't be solved until there's better access to health care.
September 11, 2002
Man's death from
Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease poses questions
In life, Gary Padgham was an outdoorsman, a popular guide who made
his living finding trout in the rivers of Montana. In death he has
become part of a national medical mystery: What causes Creutzfeldt-Jakob
June 15, 2002
fuel powers tiny California fleet
The versatile bean found in fake hot dogs and imitation milk is
powering a tiny fleet based in Moss Landing.
May 1, 2002
collide in Monterey Bay
A humpback whale is swimming around Monterey Bay with a
mighty big bump on