San Francisco

Unimproved

It’s hard not to retain a certain amount of interest in the past, though sometimes it’s better not to look back, since you might not like what you see. A […]

Farewell Monterey

The dreaming spires of Monterey I’m coming to you from San Francisco, where the foghorns are singing their sad song and the wild parrots are crying out harshly as their […]

I’m watching the beautiful, light rain fall on San Francisco. The door to my modest motel room is open, since it’s not cold, just rainy, and I’m waiting for my […]

Halloween, Here & There

Showered with Confetti and Love The Giants celebrated their epic World Series win with a parade down Market Street – San Francisco’s Main Street – to City Hall, where Marilyn […]

Triumph

The San Francisco Giants Win! The Giants won their third World Series title in five years on Wednesday night. Above, you see Buster Posey, the team’s valiant catcher, my favorite […]

Home Again

Sleeping Clyde It was a good trip to the City. The drive home…not so much. Along about Novato, the traffic slowed to an ooze, sometimes giving up on oozing to […]

Counter and Culture

Once the annoyances of work were out of the way, I checked the clock and thought that the line at Swan Oyster Depot might be of sufficient brevity to work […]

Moderne

I woke up before the alarm went off, even though it was dark. I was a little confused when I first woke up (Where am I? Why did I have […]

Museum Musings

View from the museum: palm tree and Sutro Tower After the conference yesterday, Wednesday and I headed out to the De Young Museum. It was her first visit, and I […]

Conferring

I’m coming to you from the modest motel that is my home away from home in San Francisco, just three blocks away from my former, immodest home*. I still feel […]

New Year

Clyde helps me to unpack I’m back in Hooterville. I came home on New Year’s Eve, and for the first time I can remember in my many years of driving […]

I’m ending the year the same way I started it – in my beloved San Francisco. This was a banner year for trips to the City: 9, an all-time high […]

Busyness

It’s 6:15 am, and it’s 44 degrees F/6 degrees C inside my house. Winter’s here! Here’s yesterday’s schedule: 5:30 am Get up and make coffee. Glad that I brought coffee […]

Beautiful

Apparently, I am more exciting than a beautiful Fall day. The sky is a cloudless blue, the doors are open, and the cats…are all sitting with me instead of playing […]

Welcome Home

Halloween San Francisco Style I’m back home with the kitties and it’s a beautiful day. It’s warm enough to have the fans on – summer’s last hurrah. I can tell […]

Unexpected

Just Being I woke up to a beautiful morning in San Francisco. Not a cloud or wisp of fog in the clear blue sky, and the wild parrots wished me […]

Freedom

Traffic on the Bridge Happy divorce day to me! My long-awaited divorce becomes final today, after a decade of being separated and dealing with paperwork. I am celebrating with a […]

As I mentioned earlier, I decided to stay at a different hotel this time, mostly due to the internet access issues at the usual place. As so often happens, I […]

Après Anniversaire

Despite going to bed after midnight, I woke up the day after my birthday at a dispiriting 5:45 am. Sleeping in is not among my few talents. I discovered to […]

It’s my birthday eve and I am off to San Francisco to celebrate. The city seems to be my celebration theme this year, since I also kicked off the new […]