Challenge Accepted

July 30th, 2020 § 0 comments § permalink

#challengeaccepted thank you @nrf.itness #womansupportingwomen #femicide so the origins of this challenge are murky, but it has come to support saying no to violence against woman, which is not a radical thought, but all over the world woman are still second class citizens, in work, in owning businesses, in their reproductive choices and more aspects of their lives. (at San Francisco, California)
https://www.instagram.com/p/CDP9N1xJh8V/?igshid=vyskmfhutji5

Peach Galette

July 28th, 2020 § 0 comments § permalink

What did I do this weekend? Well I made this lovely peach galette! The peaches at the farmers market have been amazing. #peachseason #sf #bakingthroughpandemic (at San Francisco, California)
https://www.instagram.com/p/CDK2CYyJ6bC/?igshid=1h3bz7mbu3sfv

Plum Buckle

July 21st, 2020 § 0 comments § permalink

So when someone gives you a huge amount of super ripe plums from their tree, what do you do? If me you rush about and make a plum buckle with crunchy sugar topping! Then with the rest you make a plum compote (basically stewed plums with very little sugar) and freeze it for later. Thank you @krimhum 🥧 (at San Francisco, California)
https://www.instagram.com/p/CC5ANF0JPa0/?igshid=1gadwo2ex04y2

Graffiti Around Me

July 9th, 2020 § 0 comments § permalink

On my walks I also take pictures of the paste graffiti all around. @fnnch honey bears are my favourite. Sadly they are often torn up. The one in Chinatown though was perfect! #graffiti #pastegraffiti #honeybear #sanfrancisco (at San Francisco, California)
https://www.instagram.com/p/CCZ5_qmpyDr/?igshid=vm8bwvy9m9yv

Death

July 5th, 2020 § 0 comments § permalink

So a distant friend, someone I know who I have not seen in a while, but still like and would hug when I see them died last week. Brian Dotson will be greatly missed, not just because he knew a million people or because he ran a nightclub in the 2000’s but rather because of his kindness, his sweetness and generosity.

I met Brian through Greg A, and he was always the nicest person to me, happy to see me and hug me. No matter what I was wearing (and however out of place I looked at his club) he was kind and generous. We made bisquik pancakes together. He taught me to make tuna salad with raisins in it. And most kindly of all he smacked Greg A upside the head and told him I had a crush on him. He saw it even if no one else did. Brian and I sat around the kitchen talking music.

He let Adam book CosmoLava to have Neil Landstrumm play for a discounted rate and he happily offered so many other people DJing opportunities.

The last time I saw him we had lunch outside on Amsterdam avenue and we talked about hiking, dogs and who knows what else.

Rest in Peace Brian you will be missed greatly.

Flower Photography

July 5th, 2020 § 0 comments § permalink

Did a fair amount of walking about this week. Flowers from my walks to the Embarcadero, Grace Cathedral and Pacific Heights. #flowers #roses #blackeyedsusan #lavendar #cactus #bougainvillea #sf (at San Francisco, California)
https://www.instagram.com/p/CCRMkq6Jc4i/?igshid=d5l54ay98z4f

Pity The Nation

July 3rd, 2020 § 0 comments § permalink


“PITY THE NATION” Lawrence Ferlinghetti
(After Khalil Gibran)

Pity the nation whose people are sheep
And whose shepherds mislead them
Pity the nation whose leaders are liars
Whose sages are silenced
And whose bigots haunt the airwaves
Pity the nation that raises not its voice
Except to praise conquerers
And acclaim the bully as hero
And aims to rule the world
By force and by torture
Pity the nation that knows
No other language but its own
And no other culture but its own
Pity the nation whose breath is money
And sleeps the sleep of the too well fed
Pity the nation oh pity the people
who allow their rights to erode
and their freedoms to be washed away
My country, tears of thee
Sweet land of liberty!

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