Four Corners in San Francisco

Hyde and Jackson Streets Nov. 7, 2018 5:25pm Hot Sauce and Panko J and H Grocery and Liquor  Sun Kwong Chinese Restaurant The Nook Cafe Powell and Hyde Street cable car tracks Stop lights and fire hydrants on all corners Apartments above all businesses Warm evening

The International Settlement and Pal Joey

  I periodically walk through the Jackson Square Historic District on my way to more modest areas in San Francisco. I cursorily acknowledge that the neighborhood is “fancy” with all the design firms and antique shops. My next thought is that I better walk a little quicker before they spot me and give me the…

Digging Under the House 2: May I Have This Dance

Personal archaeology is fun but I’m getting the feeling that it’s going to take as long as real archaeology to go through all the finds. When I pull an item out of the dirt and get that little thrill, it’s a great feeling but it’s fleeting. Getting the items cleaned up and in a preservable…

Digging Under the House 1

One good thing about having a somewhat un-renovated house is that you find good old trash tucked in the walls and corners of your basement. Good looking artifacts from another time. To some, crinkled up cards and old bottle caps crusted with dirt are trash, but it’s pure treasure to me. Some of the finds tell…

Why So Many Links?

I am compiling the lists of links as a research tool and a reminder of places, associations I would like to visit. Some places I have been to many times, some I have yet to visit. I plan to write more detailed descriptions for each organization in hopes that it will clarify where best to…