The Chain

Pride is nigh, and what good is a story, if I don’t share more of it. One of the lessons I learned working at Trader Joe’s, that really sank in and shifted my thinking, was that every single worker at a grocery store is the last person to touch any product before any one of […]

Willow

What more is there to say about Willow Street (I’ve said and written it all before), except other than know what I liked the most about Willow Street? Weeping as though it may have been, Willow knew what it was, OK. Always. And everyone around it, los unos y los otros, any who ever was […]

Three Little Words

“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 […]

Sheriff

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, […]