Posts Tagged ‘San Francisco livin’’

Cupid Strikes Again

September 20, 2008

February 2007    Oakland, California

Our girlie C.R. teaches at a high school for juvenile delinquents outside the city. By any account, her “students” are violent, disturbed, sexually uninhibited, non-academically inclined and soon-to-be-incarcerated. She is full of stories that make you want to laugh, despair, pay your taxes and lock your doors. (more…)


Tomorrow’s Leaders

September 20, 2008

February 2007    Oakland, California

Another pearl from our hero, C.R.: I saw the US History teacher gave the kids an assignment to write a biography, I asked him how it was going. He rolled his eyes. (more…)

Mud Falcon

September 20, 2008



December 2005    San Francisco

After 200,000 miles, two owners and 15 years, my fabulous ride finally has a suitable name.  I was outside the Toronado in the stinky Lower Haight, talking to a wiry little long-haired dude named Tad. As it turns out, Tad is big-wall climber of note, well-known in rock-climber circles as a skilled and  daring man who posts new routes up formerly unclimbable rock faces around the world. We shared beverages, and then he widened my world. (more…)

City Gritty

September 20, 2008

April 2005    San Francisco

1. Riding The Double-Deuce

I was riding the #22 Fillmore bus recently, and once again it proved to be the most sketchy and colorful bus line in town. (more…)