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Monday’s Bottom Line

This is the first in a series of “Bottom Lines” that compare the cost of...

The Outdoor Date

One of my single friends, bored by the movie/dinner/drinks hustle, wondered how dating and...

How did an Oakland girl like me come to love getting her camp on anyway? Pt. 2

Part 1 So every other weekend, until I became a teen, was spent in the country. And while I...

How did an Oakland girl like me come to love getting her camp on anyway?

Well, let’s start at the beginning… my adoptive parents were older Texas and Louisiana...

Wanted: African-American Campers

A Seattle Times article from 2005 explores why blacks are not camping in this Pacific...

National Parks: Hidden Historical Treasures

I wish I could tell some folks to simply throw on some hiking boots and GO, but there are...

Carolyn Finney: Bringing blacks into the Environmental Conversation

I saw this article over a year ago on the Berkeley website and just remembered it as an...

Somewhere Over the Rainbow

Antionette Cooks sent me the following note and picture: “…pictures were taken...

Local Redwood Forests

Cooling off and calming down with the family (or your honey) could not be easier this...

Feather River Camping

Some people feel that the hard work of camping doesn’t translate into a real vacation,...

Bicycling in the Bay Area

I live in the San Francisco Bay Area where the weather is a reliable average of 65 degrees...