Polish

The new Republican health care bill hurts only the old, sick, and poor.  No prob.   Some of my favorite posts, or at least my favorite posts, have been those i described as Language Moments, all so far involving my own experiences. One that i haven’t written about involved Gary’s girlfriend, who was the daughter of […]

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Barn Swallow Update

I’ve written a couple of posts about the barn swallows who’ve nested in the eaves of my patio, most recently back in April, but they’ve been providing so much entertainment recently that i need to add an update. The drama began a few days ago when i went out onto my patio and nearly stepped on […]

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Not Just Me

I’ve been sitting around the house feeling sorry for myself lately owing to the excruciatingly slow progress in the approval of my application to move into some senior housing in San Francisco, but even more so because i’ve lost my inspiration for writing website material, so the last few months of posts have been forced […]

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Wild Horses

Anyone who says beauty is only skin deep has never seen my pancreas.   He’s done it again, The Donald has. As best I can recall, the first thing he did right was killing the TPP. Now, hidden way down in the depths of his despicable budget is the remarkably reasonable proposal to sell wild […]

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The Hamadas

“Did you sleep well, dear?” i asked the Muse as she fluttered down with my morning inspiration.   I tuned in to the Hamadas in 1994 when the Ferry Plaza Farmers’ Market was new and Yukio and Yonki were bringing their cherries and nectarines.  I found them delightful.  No no, Yukio and Yonki were delightful, […]

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Eclipse Idiocy

“Put a little piece of tape over the hole in your soul that keeps you physiologically dependent on refreshing your social-media accounts every four minutes.”  Vernon Chapman   Oh good grief.  Sometimes i see a news account so egregiously stupid that i cannot stifle my outrage.  Such is the case with this breathtakingly alarmist coverage […]

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Brain Health Registry

Give the reds what they want:  strip mine Utah.   Umm, yes, my fading brain is a source of worry since my greatest fear is that my brain will die before my body does like my mother’s and three of her sisters’.  In that, i’m like everyone else my age because by now we’ve all […]

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

IG Hochhaus

I am shocked that President Trump did not overrule his Secret Service when it banned the bearing of arms in the NRA convention hall where he denounced Obama’s War on Guns.   In the 1960’s Frankfurters called the IG Farben Building the “IG Hochhaus”, and i knew all about it because i had an office there.  What […]

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

They’re Back

I wrote last spring about my delight in watching a couple of barn swallows (Hirundo rustica) build a nest and raise a family on the eaves of my patio.  Well, they’re back. And when i say “they” i don’t mean just any barn swallow couple but rather the couple who were here last spring.  So […]

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

A Bridge Too Far

There was a front-page article in this morning’s San Francisco Chronicle celebrating the beginning of construction of a suicide barrier on the Golden Gate Bridge. Alas, the vociferous anti-suiciders finally managed to push the pusillanimous bridge directors into approving a barrier, so now the clean lines of the bridge will be sullied by posts and nets […]

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment