Tuesday, September 19, 2017

return to The House


Yes, that was poor reporting from Commano last week. The VERY
colorful and interesting home in my nabe is at 25th Street and York.
Right on the corner. Even people with bad eyes (me) can see it
from Bryant Street. Why is the Panda there?

Monday, September 18, 2017

John at John's Grill


Our Bossman John (right, above) is leaving SF and we said
goodbye, good luck yesterday at John's Grill, the scene
of many Borders celebrations. He will be missed and
certainly made his mark on this city.


Sunday, September 17, 2017

here it is!



I knew this house existed but where? Imagine my surprise to see it last
Monday when I walked to the #33 bus on 25th Street. The owner/painter
pays homage to the musicians in the Mission. It is a riot of wonderful
color and images and we haven't seen the last of it.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

my trip to San Leandro


On Thursday I hopped on BART to visit Meriel in SL. But first I needed
my dog fix so here we have Wapo and Sam. Wonderful x 2.  We had lunch
at a little Greek place on 14th Street. That small town is becoming a
big and bustling little city these days with good food and still low
prices. Especially compared to MY city.

Friday, September 15, 2017

thank you, Cassini



It took this space craft seven years (!) to reach Saturn and it spun around
for thirteen years taking gobs of photos and samples and sending them
back to our scientists. Today Cassini ran out of fuel and purposefully
crashed into Saturn, still taking photos and making us proud. Prof.
Fraknoi had prepared me for today so I jumped up to make sure that
everything went according to plan this morning. I did.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

about time, HBO



The Deuce is slang for 42nd Street. Here we have Maggie Gyllenhaal
and James Franco who star in this gritty NYC drama that we watched
last Sunday night. So far, so good.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

meet my teachers!

Jon Rothmann (at KGO radio)

Andrew Fraknoi loves our universe

School started Monday at Fromm and I am where I should be. Professor
Rothmann teaches T.R. to Trump: Changing Nature of the American
Presidency and then Professor Fraknoi is our tour guide to the Universe:
Mars to the Stars (and Galaxies). The classes are packed with the over
60 set and I feel deep gratitude to be back in the classrooms again.