That Fabulous Fox Theater

Everyone knows how I love the interior of the Fox Theater. However, they keep the theater so dark taking pictures with a cell phone is virtually impossible! Additionally, when you first come into the theater, while your eyes are adjusting to the darkness, seeing is all but impossible! I all but trampled a very short woman in line at the… Continue reading

Take the Challenge

This challenge is issued to all of my friends and colleagues regardless of your political inclinations–no matter who or what you blame for the shutdown. Steve and I have personal friends that are directly impacted by the government shutdown. They are having to show up for work every day but are not getting paid. Many of you have friends in… Continue reading

Women’s March

How did we miss it? How did we not know it was going on? We were returning from a nice long walk along Ocean Beach which was packed because the Golden Gate National Recreation Area at Land’s End was closed because Comrade Trump is pitching one of his little border wall tantrums. The traffic ground to a complete stop when… Continue reading

Out and About on Atlanta’s Beltline

This afternoon we did two new things: we ate at Surin of Thailand on Highland Avenue, and we went for a 4 mile round-trip walk along the midtown Beltline’s Eastside Trail. Eastside Trail Map Lunch I only ate at Surin of Thailand once–about two decades ago. Back then I ordered something that was so hot and spicy, I never wanted… Continue reading

Happy New Year: 2019

It’s now 2019! The incredulous exclamations (“Time just flies!” Where did the year go?” Etc.) are not just obligatory but also genuine! Decades now seem to be the more appropriate measure of geological time! That fourth dimension does in fact make the continued existence of this fossil record increasingly astonishing. Urban Exploration Time This morning I decided to drive around… Continue reading

Horrific Air Quality in San Francisco

Wednesday When I landed in San Francisco mid-week before last, I wasn’t paying much attention. I try to zone out on the plane: listen to music, watch Netflix, or just sleep. I find that makes the long flight seem shorter. I was in “the zone.” Unexpectedly, the cabin filled with the acrid smell of smoke, and I remembered the California… Continue reading

Let’s Just Get It Over With Already: MAGA!

The Republicans are not going to achieve the goals of their “constituents,” MAGA, until: anyone earning over $250,000 a year doesn’t have to pay any taxes at all: federal, state, or local the corporations these people work for or own don’t have to pay any taxes at all: federal, state, or local none of the tax revenue everyone else pays… Continue reading