The whole tract was richly dotted with grand old oaks, and formed an elegant suburban estate.Read more "The Spirit of the Argonauts"
The SF Chronicle reports that a deal is in the works to open roads and trails in the SF Water District’s vast watershed lands on the peninsula to everyday people like you and me. Long have we gazed at those hills, and wondered about the animals and plants that find shelter there – it’s like a […]Read more "Keep it secret, keep it safe"
If you’re not interested in hearing me complain about something, then you’d best move along. We’ll look at this picture while you make your way to happier places on the Internet. Are they gone? OK, let’s start complaining. This is about the San Francisco Chronicle; long time subscriber, first time complainer. Today’s Chron had an […]Read more "Read All About It"
Here it is, rising over the neighbor’s house. Our patio lights look a lot brighter in this picture than in real life. Look how red the maple tree is getting to be. Needs to get a little taller, as well. This was some week, I am about to tell you. The Resident Expert is going […]Read more "The Hunter’s Moon"
The Harvest Moon, as seen from the street in front of the house. My big plan was to drive up the hill to get a good view of the rising moon over the Bay, but I got totally lost, and there were all these commuter types trying to get home, and the setting sun was […]Read more "Shine on"
This is “fall back” weekend, and I feel that I have used the extra hour granted to me by our DST Overlords in a productive and meaningful way. I can’t say that all the productivity and meaning happened within one specific hour – it was parceled out among the measly 48 hours of the weekend. […]Read more "out on the weekend"
The local news tells us that our city’s police chief has resigned. He mailed in his resignation, effective immediately, five days before he was supposed to return from a ‘lengthy vacation’. Who among us has not considered doing the same, as a vacation comes to its end? Mellowcat has a vacation coming up in a […]Read more "what a way to go"
The World Series starts today. There will be stories that emerge from the Series that people will remember and talk about for years to come. Great pitching, stunning defensive play, monumental home runs, and other heroic achievements will be recalled. You’ll remember where you were and who you were with when you witnessed these events, […]Read more "untold stories"
The natural gas explosion in San Bruno was visible from the deck.Read more "distant fire"
The local youths appear to have some extra time on their hands this summer, and have taken it upon themselves to write on bus stops, street signs, and those phone company or PG&E boxes you see here and there in the neighborhood. The city has a graffiti abatement program, and if you call the hotline […]Read more "cleaning up the town"