Living in San Francisco

I took a break on Tuesday from Brokers' Tour, and found myself on Clement Street. A quick lunch at Burma Super Star , one of my favorite restaurants in the city (although I don't get there very often any more) and a quick trip through ...Read more

A few months ago, I created a blog entry about Russian Hill's Magic Corner, the intersection of Hyde and Green Streets. I talked about the awesome sights I have seen there...a few years ago, at the height of a heat wave (it was still very warm at 9PM) when I drove by Frascati and saw dinners, ...Read more

The debate over public art continues as East Bay knitters express their dislike for public works with a bit of subversive knitting. I love the Bay Area, we protest just about everything and we think of innovative ways of ...Read more

I had the pleasure of seeing the goats on Cortland Street in Bernal Heights today. Oreo and her son, Double Stuff, that is. Oreo , a former neighbor of mine, is usually off at work--in the Presidion or some other city park or ...Read more

In the last few years, there have been several proposals to use lots throughout the city of San Francisco that are slated for development as interim green spaces. The idea behind this is that using land for temporary parks or public spaces while development is ...Read more

When I first started swimming in the SF Bay a few years ago, I thought it was thrilling on those rare occasions when I was joined by a seal or one of San Francisco's famous sea lions.

Then, along came the rogue seal who bit several people one day. And then a few ...Read more

The all-in-one (fax, printer, copier and scanner) finally stopped working. I purchased its replacement, and took it to GreenCitizen to be recycled. I also managed to find several old, partially working computers, an external disk drive and a few old cell phones. ...Read more

It was a blast! I left the office late in the afternoon, and was able to see just a handful of spots before my 6 PM appointment, but they were terrific. First stop was on 2nd at South Park, a miniature golf course constructed by the Blnkt Collaborative. There were two people on this three hole ...Read more

Friday, September 18th, 2009 is the fifth annual PARK(ing) Day in San Francisco. This event started in 2005 by Rebar, an arts collective who took one metered parking spot and transformed it into a public park. The event has grown into an international single day event with PARK (ing) spots in 6 ...Read more

I saw this video (on Twitter), and am really inspired and awed by the positive impact that design can have. Watch the video, through to the end. It profiles Emily Pilloton, the founder of ...Read more