Cute Creatures


George Lucas’ influence in Marin is undeniable. Whether people are documenting locations from his films throughout the county or speaking out against his building plans, it’s clear the famous dweller’s moves don’t go unnoticed. But his characters’ names show that Marin was influencing Lucas before he was such a big influencer here. Ewoks, though their names are actually never spoken in the Return of the Jedi, have Marin roots: Lucas says he came up with the name by reversing the syllables of “Wookie” and rhyming it with the tribe whose language has spawned many other names in our little part of the galaxy — Miwok.

Kasia Pawlowska

Kasia Pawlowska loves words. A native of Poland, Kasia moved to the States when she was seven. The San Francisco State University creative writing graduate went on to write for publications like the San Francisco Bay Guardian and KQED Arts among others prior to joining the Marin Magazine staff. Topics Kasia has covered include travel, trends, mushroom hunting, an award-winning series on social media addiction and loads of other random things. When she’s not busy blogging or researching and writing articles, she’s either at home writing postcards and reading or going to shows. Recently, Kasia has been trying to branch out and diversify, ie: use different emojis. Her quest for the perfect chip is never-ending.