Vacay mode is on!

July 31, 2023
This is my favorite classic car and I was thrilled to see one on the road Saturday, cruising on a California summer night with a line of other classics of all kinds....

How do we find home? What makes a Californian?

July 13, 2021
This question is current for me, as I start to look ahead, further out than I've ever looked. Looking through a telescope at the far horizon seems to be a function of...

Is my love affair with California over?

September 30, 2019
I am a Californian. A northern Californian. No, I wasn't born here. Didn't grow up here. I didn't get here until I was 33. But on my very first visit I felt that...

How to fall in love with fog

August 16, 2015
The thing about San Francisco is that it has countless faces ... and many moods. I've been there innumerable times when the sky was inescapably blue and the sunshine...

A day of wine and roses

June 13, 2015
We live about two hours from our favorite wine country, Sonoma, but dotted in the hills above San Jose and conveniently, much closer, are some beautiful wineries and...

A day in the Castro

February 17, 2015
There's no place like The Castro (district) in San Francisco, not even Greenwich Village (which is hallowed ground, thanks to the 1969 Stonewall riots that began the...

Is my city really better than yours?

February 9, 2015
Sometimes the Fog City isn't foggy at all. Sometimes, the day is so spectacular that you almost expect the Chamber of Commerce to come out to capture the sights for...

Visit wine country California in fall

October 12, 2014
There's only one reason why to visit wine country in fall, and that's "harvest." Grapes hang full and heavy on the vines in the fall, waiting patiently in their lush...

Summer beach treasures

July 21, 2014
Whether it's the Pacific crashing on rocks or the Gulf of Mexico roaring in the sunshine, there's something magical about big bodies of water. The power and the...

Alcatraz: mystical, mysterious, must-see

March 29, 2014
Alcatraz is a mystical place for me. That big rock sitting out in the middle of San Francisco Bay, sometimes glinting in sunshine and other times cloaked in fog. Where...

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