Setting up the new house has been incredibly arduous. Everything takes far longer than anyone expects. The painters are working in the house now. The three or four days of painting are looking more and more like they will expand into two to three weeks of painting.
The villainous Sausalito fire hydrant bandit has re-emerged! Now we sport a red with white polka dots fire hydrant next to the neighborhood mailboxes. Oh, the unspeakable scandal! The villainy!
Warning: the Sausalito fire hydrant villain is still at large. Unknowingly at the time, I encountered him! I was working in my office when I heard the sound of a can of spray paint being shaken. O dear! Was someone about to tag the water tower near the house? I carefully peered out the window […]
I recently learned about the practice of speed biking—where cyclists compete to travel challenging courses as fast as possible, and they post their times on competition websites. Much to my displeasure, Sausalito is part of such a course: Sausalito bicycle speed racing! Serious athletes, cyclists, come blasting down the incredibly steep hills from the Golden […]
I have vivid memories of the first barber shop I visited as a very young child—a tiny place, only 5 or 6 chrome plated chairs with little padded arm rests for men to wait their turn. Unlike the picture, the seat and back were black. The shop only had room for 2 barbers. As a […]
Every time I go to Saylor’s restaurant, on Bridgeway Boulevard in Sausalito, they seem genuinely glad to see me and go out of their way to be welcoming. I’ve been eating here regularly for over two years now. Last week, they had a special: Salmon wrapped in crisped strips of prosciutto served with pesto, garlic […]
You know, it’s embarrassing. I mean, if I were a drinker, people might understand: he was drunk and ran into the stone wall by the driveway. But, well I don’t, and I still managed to back into the stone wall by the drive way. I swear. It was like I was in slow motion on Tuesday, […]
I confess to really enjoying having random conversations with people I don’t know. Chance encounters with people almost always interest me. Generally, these are direct conversation I specifically have with a person I don’t know. But, sometimes, because of circumstances, these random conversations are conversations between other people that I overhear–not because I’m intentionally eaves […]
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 […]
Our next door neighbors Joe and Juline hosted their 20th Annual House Concert, Jazz by the Bay (window). Their window is called the bay window not because it’s a bay window. It’s not. It has an amazing view of the bay! Back in 1994 esteemed bassist, Bill Douglass, lamented to his friend Joe Paulino, that he wished […]