Isabel is … Shucking Oysters

Exploring the Bay

Slurping up another salty, briny oyster I’d just wrangled out of its shell at the close of a long day, I leaned back to admire the sunset over Tomales Bay.
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Coming out of my cage

Heading West

I am from Houston, Texas. At least, that is what I say on day one of discussion section whenever we go around making our introductions.
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Resting Approachable Face

Off the Beat

Resting Approachable face can best be defined as a punum that makes a statement to the world declaring “Come talk to me, I would love to hear you life story, braid your hair, and prance around through the meadows with you”.
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A preface

Reading Life Closely

I was 17, sitting in the back seat of my mom’s Prius and watching the setting sun smear its light onto the bay when I thought of my first good metaphor. It only took about 13 years of voracious reading and the perfect alignment of sun, ocean and observer for
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Hours on the hill

Off the beat

I zip my pants back up and reorient myself. My chin lifts and my chest puffs out. I shout! “For California, for California, the hills send back the cry!”
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Baby fever

Ambivalent shrugs at the question of parenthood soon became “babies sicken me” and then turned into “I’d kill to have a kid.”
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Fire Janet Napolitano (and goodbye!)

Behind Enemy Lines

Earlier this year, President Janet Napolitano completed an interview with six UC student newspapers in which she defended a 2.5 percent tuition hike in order to “maintain quality” across the public university system. She reiterated that the hike was a “last resort” and, in response to a question from UC
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