How lucky I am that I get to travel. That I get to commune with artworks that hang, stand, are in museums in capitals of the world. That I get to enjoy safety and comfort in realities that I know all too well are filled with just as much despair, and joy, as that of […]
Tag: Bay Area
Nob Hill, 3.22.22
Sudden colds, then sudden heat. Suddenly the day after tomorrow is here today. And the dogs panted. For the Earth was ours with them to share. Pant, pant. And about our business we all went. Pfoof.
We Watch What Happens Now
The invasion of Ukraine, what we are witnessing Putin do, and what Republicans are doing stateside, like what Florida Republicans just “accomplished” with the whole “Don’t Say Gay” thing, it’s like, hello: You all see the through line between homegrown American censorship and selective personhood erasures and the Russian brand of warmongering authoritarianism. Right? Let’s […]
San Francisco, 12.27.21
Everyone, “meet” the Cuevas family from La Paz in Los Cabos, Mexico. I met them at a Walgreens near Union Square, when I went to get my booster shot at my appointed time. They’re in town to vaccinate 11-year-old Junior with his first shot. The father is a cardiologist. Great at hearts, but English is […]
San Francisco, 3.1.22
This right now is the smartest I’ve been about my health in 22 years. I made it through the wilderness, and now I seem to have picked up an extra serving o’ motivation. My body has served me well, in spite of my wickedness, and it has brought me a long way, so the energy […]
Postcard from SFO, 8.27.20
Thinking about air travel during a pandemic becomes clearer when you’re doing air travel during a pandemic. There I was last week, honey, sitting in First, which never happens (just the once…and the one way this first once, for that matter, OK). What – if you had the option these pandemic times, you, too, would […]
My Wish for 2022
Let’s get real. We have taken the temperature of the room (I have taken the temperature of the room). We know what is up. There is much to do. Change the station, change the channel.
San Francisco, 12.24.21
So I went to Neiman Marcus on a literal double-speed shopping spree. The all-seeing eye was watching tonight. We are all watching. And judging. And waiting. For all to justify our love. It must be exhausting. It is exhausting. It is tiresome. It is boring. We are, indeed, here not to be popular but to […]
Everybody Knows the Damn Truth
Lots of #SanFrancisco peoples and unfortunately many, many visitors seem to be concerned with, by the recent theft of Louis Vuitton goods from the luxury brand’s Union Square shop (not to discount the magnitude and lamentable impact of the organized crime behind this and similar thieving operations in the Bay Area of late). Lotsa pearl-clutching […]
Wet, Wet, Wet
Atmospheric rivers are the new Karl the Fog. But with a soupçon of doom. The wind blows so hard as the rain falls on the City by the Bay, a Star Spangled Banner dances down the hill almost flat to the see. The day after tomorrow is here.