The Rest of the Story

My previous post spoke of a recent sleepwalking episode, but there’s more to the story. Being old and sick has resulted in my no longer being afraid of anything because I have so little to lose, and since that episode was unlike anything I’d ever experienced before, I did not find it alarming. I did, […]

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Best One Yet

I was lost. It was nighttime but there was plenty of ambient light to see by as I wandered around on a residential street I didn’t recognize, trying to figure out where I was, when this nice lady came up to me on the sidewalk and asked if I were OK. After the woman and […]

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Thrills

High on my list of thrills is being shot at and missed.  I just now bounced home from reporting for jury duty at San Francisco Superior Court. I sat there at first kinda stunned because I was traumatized over not being able to understand much of what the announcer was saying. So I went up […]

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A Late Adventure

I’ve been feeling that I could no longer go on my beloved solo adventures now that I don’t have a car, but then I realized that I could have exciting adventures right here in San Francisco. Last night I went on a solo foray to see Björk’s show Cornucopia at the new Chase Center (corner […]

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Preservation History

In June, 1975, I moved to San Francisco and rented a flat on South Van Ness at 23rd St. At that point, my only experience with preserving was pickling okra and cucumbers and very little of that. But something clicked when I moved to San Francisco, and my interest in preserving escalated. Early the following […]

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Post Prius

Last week it swept over me that after seventeen years of loyal service, my beloved Prius had transitioned from a source of great enjoyment and help to one of great expense and inconvenience. I couldn’t remember the last time I’d needed to use it, and what I could remember was multiple occasions when it had […]

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October Post

Folks, please consider this a place holder. Life has been frantic recently, mostly in good ways, but here it is the 31st of October and I’m still working on a new post. Without getting into too much of a spoiler, I can say that until two days ago I’d never seen a young man counting […]

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Best Birthday

I haven’t made a big deal out of my birthdays since my mother announced after my twelfth birthday party that there would be no more of them. I’d aged out. And nobody leaped into the breach. Not once since then has anyone thrown a birthday party for me. Not that I would have approved of […]

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Not With a Bang

But maybe some whimpering. Faithful readers have perhaps noticed that I haven’t posted anything new in over a month. And fellow Bridge residents are now asking how I’m doing when they see me since they’ve seen so little of me recently. And close readers who look at my Production Reports will have observed that there’s […]

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Van Gogh

No, I’m not talking about the Van Gogh museum in Amsterdam, nor really about Vincent himself. Rather, it’s San Francisco’s “Immersive Van Gogh” show in the cavernous former home of Fillmore West. As befits the Fillmore, there is a musical accompaniment that draws from classical music through rock and roll, pausing briefly at “Non, Je […]

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