We native Northern Californians pride ourselves on our resilience. We live in a chaotic, if beautiful place. The highs here are stratospheric; the lows abysmal. Our brief history as a state has been one of economic booms and busts, and natural phenomena on epic scales. Our social upheavals put some countries to shame. But when you live here, your rhythms inevitably begin to adapt to the rollercoaster.

When I, quite literally, stuck my toe out to test the air on the late-winter morning of the day I was born in San Francisco in 1970, chaos was the order of the…

Brooke Shelby Biggs

Writer, Editor, Curator, Dog Person

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