Wednesday, November 05, 2003


Measure G passed. Measure G was a statement to declare Bolinas "a socially acknowledged nature-loving town because to like to drink the water out of the lakes and to like to eat the blueberries to like the bears is not hatred to hotels and motor boats. Dakar. Temporary and way to save skunks and foxes (airplanes to go over the ocean) and to make it beautiful".

Actually, I like it. I don't think it would be a great motto for Newport Beach, but for Bolinas its fine. Perfect, really.

Dakar is the nickname of the author, Jane Blethen who lived for awhile in the bushes of Bolinas, wears a burlap sack along with smeared chocolate on her face sprinkled with pepper.

The town eventually adopted her as a mascot. Someone gave her a room. Its this sense of community that impresses. From what I gather, outsiders aren't particularly welcome in the hamlet, however the treatment locals gave this stray is touching.

If I lived in Bolinas, I would have voted for it.


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