Location, Location, Location

Kevin Fisher-Paulson proposes that we start referring to residents of SF not as “San Franciscans” but rather “Friskies”.   I went on and on about dining last time but only mentioned the San Francisco Chronicle article in last Sunday’s “Food and Home” section about tasty meals for under $20 in our gentrifying city. Now i’ve eaten in […]

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Breathless

Wisdom from our leaders:  Immediately after another massacre is too soon to call for gun controls.   I’ve been just breathless with activities since my move back to SF, and many of those activities have involved food. Several dinners at Hoffman’s Grill, 22nd Street at Guerrero, still very tasty food in a relaxed and cordial […]

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A Church Street Chortle

Today i went down to Mona Caron’s Market Street Railway Mural at 15th and Church because i’d got word that a talk was being given about its restoration and that Mona Herself might be there. Yep, she was, and she gave us a great explanation of the work that was being done to restore the […]

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Home Again

“Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed” – Dwight Eisenhower, 1953   Turns out, Wolfe’s wrong.  You can go home again although being gone only two years is hardly […]

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A Great Northern Adventure, Part II

The second part of the adventure was spread over two days during which i got some photos of bridges over the Willamette and experienced the eclipse.  First, the bridges, from Salem south.  Here’s the northernmost bridge in Salem, the Union Street Railroad Bridge which, as you learn from that excellent link in case the absence […]

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A Great Northern Adventure, Part I

I left San Francisco early in the morning on 19 August, headed north.  My first stop other than gas and lunch was at I-5 exit 707, where i took little dirt Fenders Ferry Road through the woods to the bridge that i just barely photographed last winter since it was late afternoon then and almost […]

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The Ombraphile

My memory is slipping fast, but at least i can still remember when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor.   The ombraphile? you ask.  Well, i take some pride in saying “you heard it here first”, and as of the writing of this post, Bing and DuckDuckGo get no hits on “ombraphile”, and Google gets only one. […]

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Last Dispatch From Petaluma

I move tomorrow back to the San Francisco zip code i arrived at from Texas in 1975. I’ll spend today doing the last load of laundry, touching up the cleaning, and packing the computer and monitor (although i’ll save the router until tomorrow morning so as to have my notebook for communication here tonight).  After […]

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Marin County Civic Center

“And crown thy good with brotherhood From sea to shining sea!” Sigh.  Remember when we had some brotherhood?   I had an adventure the other day by taking advantage of one of the free preview rides on our splendid new SMART train.  I brought all my handicap documentation to the Petaluma Downtown station so i could […]

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The Joys of Moving

After having subjected me to an exhaustive financial examination for thirteen months and now knowing to the penny how much money i have in all my accounts, the main office at Bridge Housing insisted on a money order rather than a check for the first/last months’ rent.  On the other hand, the building manager is […]

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