I am freezing. I’m sheathed in multiple layers (I have leggings on under my pants), have a woolen hat on, and a scarf is wrapped around my head, face, and neck like a hungry, pink-and-white-checkered boa constrictor trying to devour me, its ice cube prey. No joke. I wear my hat and scarf for warmth. […]Read More (T-Minus 7) A Thankful Ten Days Before Christmas: Flower Power
My friends thought I was crazy. “You go for walks at night? Through the Tenderloin*?” Repeated questions spoken with incredulity. Um, yes. Walks at night. Through the Tenderloin. Once you’ve made it past Taylor and Market in the direction of Union Square, you’re golden. Just, uh, don’t tell my mother. *The “Tenderloin” is one of […]Read More (T-Minus 8) A Thankful Ten Days Before Christmas: Nighttime Strolls
Day -9: I am thankful for coffee What’s your crack cocaine? (Hey, perhaps it’s crack cocaine itself, in which you might want to consider rehab . . . ) For me, well, I guess it’s coffee. Now mind you, I’m not actually addicted to caffeine. Yet, anyway. I didn’t start drinking coffee until my last […]Read More (T-Minus 9) A Thankful Ten Days Until Christmas: Coffee
2014 passed by in a blur. (Over the next ten days leading up to Christmas, I am going to post each day about something I’m thankful for.) I recently had a discussion about dreams and goals and the potential need to make sacrifices to attain said goals. The reason for this conversation stemmed from the […]Read More (T-Minus 10) A Thankful Ten Days Until Christmas: Home Away from Home, San Francisco
It’s been a moody day. Tomorrow will be moodier. People all over the country have been flipping out about the incoming rainstorm to California (and the rest of the West Coast). Goodness knows we need this rain, after the terrible drought earlier this year. When I stopped by Photoworks SF earlier today to drop off […]Read More Waiting for . . . #Stormageddon?
Today we are briefly going to travel to the opposite coast from San Francisco. When I went back East to visit family in late October, I decided that a visit to New York City was in order. The last time I had visited NYC was, I think, in 2005 or 2006. And, for the most […]Read More New York, New York! Visiting the City that Never Sleeps
There’s something calm and serene about a city at night. When the waters of the San Francisco Bay lie just so, and the glow of the city casts an orange shadow of light into the sky, I can’t help but smile. It transforms the mundane into the mystical. It’s Christmas lights on all year round. […]Read More Night Visions of San Francisco