Category Archives: Streets

Observations about getting around the City.

Small town, big sky

Well, I was born in a small town. And before you rip me for ripping Mellencamp, know that I wasn’t even thinking of him when I had the idea for this post. But digging even deeper, were you yourself born … Continue reading

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And then came the rain

A storm last week brought much needed rain to drought-ravaged California, but also caused havoc across the region. Urban floodwaters cascaded down San Francisco’s sloping neighborhoods and pooled around city streets. Several sinkholes opened up around the city while commuters … Continue reading

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Going to Mordor

The art of travel involves many things. Chief among them is a desire for adventure and a lack of fear of getting lost. Before Frodo set out on his journey from the Shire, he already had a taste for adventure. … Continue reading

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The Gaggle Grows

My friend the Glassmaker is in town for a while having reconstruction fun performed on her knee, again. The first time she was out here for such surgery the country was still reeling from the financial crisis and San Francisco … Continue reading

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Some words of advice

I’ve been in dog kennels more often than I care to count. I would not have to count very high; there are people who are not veterinarians, SPCA employees or canine foster parents who have been in and out more … Continue reading

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Sightlines

When we look up, we don’t really see the sky. We’ll look at say, a plane, or the clouds. But it’s typically only dizzy kids or lovers lying head-a-head in a grassy park who look only at the sky, the … Continue reading

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Happy Valley

I once worked with a woman with a name longer than the Golden Gate Bridge, a working relationship that became a friendship. Her name was far from her most singular aspect:  she also modeled, wrote, acted, worked on cars and … Continue reading

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Bicycle notes

I was clicktouring a web page and came across this article about bicycle mania in Japan. This is more bike mania on the streets of San Francisco, taken on the Friday ride at the end of August:  

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The ride begins…

A sunny day, warm temps, live music and a friendly pre-Labor Day crowd. Nice close to a long day.

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By land and sea

On any given day, a trip through San Francisco’s streets is a study in personal transportation. For a town whose charter dictates a public transit-first policy, there is  ridiculous variety of personal or semi-personal transportation on the streets. Two people … Continue reading

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