Star gazing

We went stargazing last night and saw a few shooting stars from the annual Perseid meteor shower, and while we only saw a couple meteors, it was fun traipsing around the back hills of Berkeley and other parts of the East Bay (alas, Tilden Park was a bust– too much fog) in search of a […]

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(T-Minus 8) A Thankful Ten Days Before Christmas: Nighttime Strolls

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 […]

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Night Visions of San Francisco

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. […]

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