One month ago I crammed my Subaru to the rafters and Dos Gatos Locos and I left “Neverland”. (Aside: I frequently refer to the Bay Area—and San Francisco in particular—as Neverland, because it always has been a place that allowed for play and experimentation, no matter what your age or background. Up until a few…Continue reading Leaving Neverland
I am at the point in my planned relocation to North Carolina where I’m marking my remaining time in the San Francisco Bay Area in weeks, even days. Today I sent my property manager notification of my intended departure date (we had talked previously about my plan to move, so it will not be a…Continue reading Strange Limbo
Right now, there are fires raging through Napa and Sonoma counties, causing evacuations and destroying homes. There was also a fire in the North Berkeley hills overnight, but no report of property loss. Those of us near the bay are feeling the effects of the thick smoke in the air. It makes for a pretty…Continue reading Terrible Beauty
In San Francisco, the beginning of Autumn is heralded not by the sight of fallen leaves, but by the sight of fallen candy corn.
“…as the seasons roll on by.” Now that we’re half way through summer, the days are getting shorter and I’m starting to see the sunrise again each morning, as I wait for the ferry. Last Wednesday there was a crazy reflection of the rising sun off of some of the buildings in San Francisco. The…Continue reading Stuff I Saw Recently: Sunrise Edition
One of the charms of living in Alameda is that folks here like to decorate for the holidays. Not just Christmas, though most every street will have at least one befestivated house (and there is Christmas Tree Lane). Alamedans also like to go all out for Halloween, and some households will just do a mash-up…Continue reading Life in Mayberry By The Bay: Holidays Edition
For most of us, it is nearly impossible to envision the Golden Gate–that area of the San Francisco Bay where it joins up with the Pacific Ocean–without the majestic presence of the Golden Gate Bridge (the bridge took her name from the location, not the other way around). Still, it just seems like she was…Continue reading On Her 80th Birthday, A Tribute To The Golden Gate Bridge
Today is International Women’s Day, a day on which the organizers of the Women’s March called for a strike. I elected to withhold our labor today. Instead, I attended rallies at San Francisco City Hall and at Justin Herman Plaza. It was beautiful to be in such great energy. We live in a time where…Continue reading A Day Without A Woman