My Blogging Year in Review…

Crunching the Numbers… The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 37,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 14 sold-out performances for that many people to see it. In 2013, there were 188 new posts (fewer than usual), growing the total archive… Continue reading

You Live in a Small Town When…

I really like living in Sausalito. It’s the smallest town I’ve ever lived in (between 6,000 and 7,000 residents); yet, I feel as though I live in a big city with San Francisco just across the bridge. And then there is the Marin Headlands in the back yard… But I was recently reminded that I do in fact live in… Continue reading

Selling Prejudice for Profit

Look carefully at my Solstice Gnome. Who does he look like that’s been in the news for his prejudiced remarks lately? The holiday season wouldn’t be complete without my commenting on some of the ignorant remarks given national attention this year, during this year’s horrific “War on Christmas.” Jesus is white? (Riiiiiiight!! And the manger accepted the Gold Card, too.)… Continue reading

An Extended Visit with My Mother

I spent the week of December 8th visiting with my mother in Pensacola and was there almost the entire week. We had a really good time together. We rented a smaller SUV thinking she would be able to better get in and out of it. The SUV worked perfectly. She didn’t have to lift up or squat down to get… Continue reading

He Said the Most Unexpected Thing…

Yes, I live in a liberal place and just couldn’t be happier about that! A couple of weeks ago we were hanging out in one of our favorite places in the Headlands—a bench that sits high above the ground so your legs can swing underneath as you gaze at the bay, the Golden Gate Bridge, and the city. A handful… Continue reading

Coming Apart at the Seams

I blogged before about the issue of Bob Jones University having Chuck Phelps remain on its board of trustees after the facts about Phelps’ inappropriate conduct became public as a result of Ernie Willis’ trial for the rape of 15 year old Tina Anderson. In that previous post, I stated that I could see no way Bob Jones University could… Continue reading

San Francisco Bay Fog Horns

We went down to Fort Baker to have a short walk. It was night and completely dark. A dense wall of fog had softly crept in under the Golden Gate Bridge. In this short (30 second) iPhone recording, you can hear: a large ship’s fog horn (first sound) followed by the Golden Gate Bridge‘s fog horn (one low blast followed… Continue reading