Beauty’s in the eye of the beholder.
Yep, just started this post with a cliche. Forgive me, or don’t.
For instance, I’ll be hiking Mt. Sutro with a friend, who will say, “Oh, this [...]
Hopefully you’ve had a chance to contemplate some good intentions for the new year, and even better if they involve a commitment to being outdoors more often. Twenty twelve, after all, is not the year of “sitting behind your desk at your laptop, devising your next status update”. But being in the [...]
There were two noticeable changes greeting my return to San Francisco from Costa Rica and Christmas. One of the two used ‘n’ abused couches that reeked of cat piss and had been crowding the top of stairs for about two really awesome months was finally gone. And, my Sansevieria trifasciata had sent up a [...]
There are lots of beautiful wildflowers along the John Muir Trail. It’s a wilderness that requires a permit for humans to enter, and there was heavy duty snowfall into mid-June this year. So of course there were still blossoms aplenty even into mid-September. But the award for the cutest flower easily goes to Cassiope [...]
This block can be so ugly. 17th Street, between Folsom and Shotwell? The north side is a parking lot, the south, a mortuary. Death and more death. Westward leads into a grungy block or so before the seething humanity of Mission Street, and east travels through grey industrialness and cracked out hookers toward Potrero [...]