Archives for July 2011

John Muir and the Family Ranch in Martinez

John Muir was the prophet of a new order that looked to nature for guidance and inspiration. His legacy, along with creating national parks like Yosemite and Sequoia, was largely literary — the classics he left to posterity about the wonders of nature and its importance to mankind; indeed, to all life. That legacy, born and nurtured from sustained contact with nature, bore fruition during his life at the Strentzel ranch in Martinez.

Jessica Hische Designs for Barnes & Noble Classics

By Katy Kelleher Though I love paperbacks and adore my Kindle, there is nothing that feels quite as literary, quite […]

Lucy Maud Montgomery’s Park Corner

It is raining in New London Harbour, Connecticut. Dark clouds hang heavy and low overhead, a veil of rain enshrouds […]