Pandemic or no pandemic, the culture’s gonna do what the culture’s gonna do – good, bad, and fugly. That much is true. But where is the cultural responsibility in America in 2020? Where is the collective that is humanity on Earth at this point in time? Winter was, spring is barely gonna be. Urgh, and, some people, […]
“Hello,” “Please,” and “Thanks.” People of the world, these are the three little words ya gotta remember when you go to a grocery store, always and forever, but especially during this pandemic. Look, I know what I’m talking about when I gripe about the casual cultural classism and racism that surprisingly permeates San Francisco, or the […]
Not a pandemonium. This season of the COVID-19 pandemic, please, remember the Golden Rule.
Sheriff is this older gentleman that we’ve witnessed live a quiet, mostly solitary life at Elm & Van Ness, near the San Francisco Cooking School, for five years now. Next to the old McDonald’s – that’s been his spot this past half decade, and who really knows how long he actually has been out there, […]
It is incredible, and unshakable, how a simple, yet thoroughly preventable traffic impasse can spiral out of control between two people too stubborn to let it go and too committed to keep it goin’, even when they find themselves heading in the same direction and keeping ridikolous pace with each other. And how it can […]
A Dirty Dick is a brostastic (yeah…in his head) upwardly mobile-looking, decent-seeming dude, that tosses his hot cigarette butt on the (wooden – like, really?) temporary bus platform that has been set up in front of my front door, without a single care in the world. Not a one. Such is the Dirty Dick’s gall that […]
Butts, butts, butts everywhere. Look at this one, look at that one, and at that one. People. Smokers, I do mean smokers. Smokers. If you are lucky to get your hands on some butts, the least you can do is honor dem butts by properly dispensing with ’em butts when you are done with dem […]
This is a cap. A blue cap from a plastic bottle of water. A cap carelessly – no second thought (heck, I bet not a thought, indeed) – discarded on Van Ness Avenue last night for…the world to handle. For someone else to sweep off the street. Or pick up. Who knows. Point is, people, […]