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Street level

Ever since I moved to San Francisco some 40 years ago, people were living on the streets. Hippies, bums, panhandlers or just plain street people, what you called them depended on your point of reference. Most of the ones I … Continue reading

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If you build it

There’s no point in trying to compare the past with the present when it comes to construction activity in the Financial District South. The fact that it is even called Financial District South speaks to the situation.  I saw the … Continue reading

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I’ve had many ideas to post but not acted on anything for a few months. Even now I’ve dithered writing this while looking back through images that were meant to be illustrated, but never authored. I can’t say why – … 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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Damp Sunday route on Saturday

I took the touring bicycle out this Saturday because it rained overnight, and that bike has fenders. Plus it proved its mettle in the wet during my Iowa ride. However, climbing up through Westwood Heights on my way to the … Continue reading

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Crystal Springs Reservoir

Taking my last long ride before RAGBRAI Left Mission Terrace with no clear route in mind, and found myself climbing out though Ocean Avenue past the Balboa Park BART station just because I’d never taken that before. That area is … Continue reading

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Future tense

On the wall of my cubicle are nameplates that once belonged to people I’ve worked with. Names of men who had been sailing along in the normal course of their lives, by which I mean doing pretty much the same … Continue reading

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I heart my dogheads

I’m pretty sure my first glimpse of the doe-eyed weiner-dog head marking the Doggie Diner in San Francisco would have been on one of my childhood trips to the San Francisco zoo. However I have no recollection of it – it … Continue reading

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I don’t talk to machines

No sane, rational sentient human tries to hold a conversation with inanimate objects. I’m not talking about the occasional times when you grunt “Take that!” as you wrest a sticking gate from its latch, or murmur “Good job” as you … Continue reading

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