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Play Nice, Or Else

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California is a car culture. People here are crazy for their cars and, especially in Marin, often pour tons of money into them.  I’ve seen Bentleys at kindergarten drop off, Ferraris at the Safeway and the Porsche Cayenne seems to be the car of choice for Marin soccer moms.  For me, driving in a car [...]

What’s With The…

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people at Peet’s who give you the stink eye because you dare to speak with someone at a nearby table while they are having a very important “business meeting” in their office, er, I mean the freaking coffee shop!!! pedestrians in Marin who just step out into the street without even looking for oncoming traffic [...]

Fasten Your Seatbelts

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The conversation between me and my 5 year-old son the first time I got behind the wheel after a 20-year hiatus from driving while living in NYC: Leo: "Mom, do you even know how to drive?" Me (defensively): “Of course I do!” Leo: “Then how come I've never seen you drive?” Me: “You were in [...]

Lululemon and Patagucci

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Since becoming a mother I have given up many things: free time, sleep, my dignity. But I absolutely refuse to give up my sense of style. When my friend, Mike, learned that I was moving to Marin he warned me, “You won’t be able to wear any of your clothes there. They don’t dress in [...]