#SevenDayPhotoChallenge: Photo 3

They say that the best camera is the one you have with you. It had just stopped raining (an incredibly rare thing at the time) when we stopped at the old submarine (now fishing) pier at Fort Baker. The air was clear with a bit of a nip from the strong and consistent breeze from the ocean through the golden… Continue reading

Have You Missed Me?

How long has it been since I’ve blogged? Weeks and weeks! Since December 7th, to be exact—over a month! In the past 10 years I don’t think I’ve ever gone a whole month without blogging! But life got really, really insanely busy. I have moved back to Atlanta—talk about a time- and task-intensive process! I’m still utterly depressed about returning… Continue reading

Sausalito Fire Hydrant Bandit Re-emerges!

The villainous Sausalito fire hydrant bandit has re-emerged, gasp: with a new colour palate! You may recall I previously posted about the bandit’s outrageously gratuitous and unsolicited art installations around town: painting the fire hydrants around Sausalito. He was even encountered on our street! Well, apparently, the villain remains at large, unfettered by prison, and has struck again on our… Continue reading

Sausalito Fire Hydrant Villain Still at Large

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 so as not to be… Continue reading

Sausalito Bicycle Speed Racing: Stop the Madness!

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 Gate Bridge or even from… Continue reading

Reminiscing: My Old Barber Shops

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 young child I thought these… Continue reading

Tender, Flaky Salmon in Crispy Prosciutto — Yum!

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 mashed potatoes, and steamed spinach.… Continue reading

The Joy of Random Conversations

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 dropping, but because the conversation… 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