San Francisco

FROM FOG-CITY…TO…COUGAR-VILLE-BY-THE-BAY… (…as a mountain lion comes to call) The streets of San Francisco have long teemed with “wildlife” of the human species (much of it of no great merit), but what many don’t realize is that it also harbors

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A SOLAR ECLIPSE… (…pressing the pause-buttons of our daily routines) For the past ten days or so we’ve been heralded about the first total solar eclipse to be seen across the entire United States in nearly a hundred years. Its fully

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A GRAND PUBLIC PILLOW FIGHT MELEE… (…not quite what St. Valentine had in mind…but it could lead to great pillow talk…later) Nothing should surprise us about San Francisco’s expertise at coming up with zany ideas. The latest one being to

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AND NOW…THE LEANING TOWER OF ‘FRISCO… (…a grandiose model of excessive wealth display…with feet of clay) Back in the days of the Italian Renaissance, the civic leaders of Pisa decided to commission the construction of a “campanile” of grandest style

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AN AQUISITION TO FURTHER EXPAND A UNIBRAND WORLD… (…as the Starbucks big-brand machine rolls over a quality competitor…) In a way this is a tale of two cities where, in each one, a decade or so apart, two high quality

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SAN FRANCISCO’S HAIGHT-ASHBURY SCENE… (still…rolling its own…dubbies that is) Some fifty years and a couple of generations further on, it seems that San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury scene is still…rolling its own… dubbies that is. In those way-back times of hippy counter

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A WILD WILD DAY IN THE WILD WILD WEST… (…leaving a big chunk of the city in the dark…) Mother Nature had a hissy fit yesterday, with lots and lots of rain and high wind all over the place. It

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BASEBALL…THAT GREAT AMERICAN PASTIME (…avidly followed by many, by others…not so much) My interest in baseball never really had a chance of developing. First, because my childhood was spent in France, where they had hardly ever heard of it, and

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YES, THERE WAS A PIGEON PATRONIZING OUR COFFEE SHOP… (…proving some birdbrains do have…some smarts…) The streets of San Francisco are well cluttered with all sorts of cafes and coffee shops of one kind or another, from the high-end pretentiousness

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THE SKIES MAY STILL BE FRIENDLY (…but with some landings…not so much) The recent crash of an airliner while attempting to land at San Francisco’s airport amazingly only resulted in three tragic fatalities, one of which even more tragic because

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