San Francisco: the city of love

March 22, 2016
It's only fitting that, wandering around San Francisco, the city where the Love Generation took hold, I found stores still rockin' the 60s vibe. Yes, yes, I know,...

It’s a 2 o’clock world

March 9, 2016
A trumpet plays a mournful tune nine floors below, then I hear a bagpipe. A bagpipe?  Breaking glass tinkles like a discordant piano, then crashes like cymbals. It's...

Irish coffee warms body and soul

November 24, 2015
I'd moved to the San Francisco Bay area just the year before when a guy I'd met took me out on the town. It was a cold, wintry night in San Francisco, so we stopped in...

Phallic symbols & other San Francisco treats

August 21, 2015
Wandering around San Francisco one day we saw constant reminders that it pays to keep your eyes open and pay attention to your surroundings. When we saw this sidewalk...

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...

Bathing beauties of the past

May 17, 2015
It's summer and bathing beauties are enjoying a dip in the San Francisco Bay area. These are circa 1937 WPA murals at the Beach Chalet in San Francisco and they depict...

City night beat

February 27, 2015
I awaken in the dark in a hotel on Powell Street and look at the clock. It's the middle of the night downtown and even in the late dark the city throbs 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...

Walking the San Francisco Embarcadero

January 20, 2015
Many San Francisco mornings start with fog. It's why the place is sometimes called Fog City.  The fog wreaks havoc with my fine, curly hair which I take great pains...

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