.Mark Fernquest

May 18, 2022

Art For Ukraine: Sausalito Art Festival fundraiser

We live in interesting times. War is in the news, and it’s cause for concern. Twelve weeks into Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, cities lie...
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Mar 9, 2022

Holy Cripes — Coffee Confessions

Confession: I drink cold coffee. Not the expensive hipster cold-pressed stuff, either—that isn’t confession-worthy. No, I make my own pourover in the morning and...
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Mar 2, 2022

Residential Renaissance — Alternative Architecture in the North Bay

Zome is where the heart is I’m standing in a Zome, in an empty lot behind a warehouse across the river from downtown Petaluma. The...
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Feb 23, 2022

Seattle or Bust — Finding Winter in the Heart of Spring

The trouble with living in California is that the winter rain lasts for two or three weeks and then we are gifted with an...
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Feb 15, 2022

Cheap Eats—My Successful Search for North Bay Low-Budget Goodness

Wherever I live, I always line up a few cheap local eats that help me establish a culinary budget baseline. Why? Because I like...
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Feb 9, 2022

My Life in Beer—the Truth as I Lived it

I remember my first beer. It was my sister’s fifth birthday, and the year was 1978. I was 10 years old. The day was...
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Feb 1, 2022

My Friend the Animal Whisperer—Kickin’ it Over Cowboy Coffee

By Mark Fernquest These mornings are heavy with fog which burns off to reveal bright blue sky by about 10am. I sit in the garden...
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Jan 26, 2022

My Search for Meaning—I Mean Meta

This is our “meta” issue … and I don’t know what “meta” means. Which is OK with me, by the way. I don’t want...