Image for post
Image for post
Illustration by Iris Gottlieb

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

This coming March 3rd we will be voting for presidential primaries, along with other measures that are closer to home, including Measure D: Initiative Measure Preventing the County from Changing the Primary Golf Course Use of San Geronimo Valley Golf Course Land Without Voter Approval.

I came to learn about this while researching a story on salmon in Marin for Marin Magazine. It will be published in the March issue. As many of you know, I am not an unbiased journalist, but rather write articles that advocate for a healthy environment. I am most passionate about the health of the ocean and our waterways and support working waterfronts and local fisheries. I’m particularly obsessed with wild salmon. Salmon connect the ocean to streams; long revered as a sacred creature, they have fed humans, along with 500 other species, from gadflies to orca whales, for thousands of years. …


Image for post
Image for post

Note: This was originally published July 2018 in the 4th issue of Kitchen Work a print quarterly journal about what and how we eat. This piece resulted from my time as a Storyteller-In-Residence at the Cayuga Resorts, Latitude 10, which was organized by Coffee Abroad. The theme was “Food with Philosophy.” I am very grateful to all the above for this experience.

Fisherman’s Ceviche

Juice of 2 to 3 limes

1 cup diced fillet of fresh fish, such as mahi mahi

1 small chile, minced

Squeeze lime juice over fish, mix in chile, and let sit for a few moments to cure.


Pot is being packaged like fine wines and sold with bold claims about physical and psychological benefits. Does science back up the marketing pitch?

Image for post
Image for post
Illustration by Graham Roumieu

I n the back yard of the Wu Wei Tea Temple, a café in Fairfax, California, Brant Hindman, operations director of a new cannabis social club, HerbaBuena, held court with patrons in their 40s and 50s on a Saturday afternoon. He stood behind a table filled with biodynamic, sun-grown cannabis flowers on display under glass bell jars, each with a description written like wine-tasting notes on fancy cards: “amazing balance of THC to CDB,” “pain-easing” and “bright high.”

Hindman, tall with a shaved head, laughed and half jokingly called himself a “sensimelier” as he advised the club’s members toward the flower “with fruit in the terpenes” or the one with “a more earthly, marigold nose.” …

About

Maria Finn

I’m an author and tell stories across multiple mediums including prose, food, gardens, technology & narrative mapping. www.mariafinn.com Instagram maria_finn1.

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store