Noir Films Set in San Francisco 

Ah, the holidays are over, no more false cheer and shiny baubles, life is back to “noirmal.” Instead of glad rags and magpie trinkets, I got this great book: San Francisco Noir by Nathaniel Rich. Published in 2005 by The Little Bookworm, New York. More about the book. There are over 40 movies to choose from in…

It’s Mushroom Time in San Francisco, Well Almost

Can you believe it’s almost fall? Another season has drifted by, one day flowing into another without much notice, until you start hearing people talk about Christmas gifts and how to Hygge this year. Is Hygge-ing still in? Or is there a new trend?  It disturbs me a little bit that time flies by so…

Book-mania in San Francisco

There’s an event here in San Francisco each year that makes my heart race. It’s the Friends of the San Francisco Public Library Big Book Sale. SFPL Big Book Sale  There are over 500,000 donated books and media for sale and all proceeds go to the San Francisco Public Library. All items are priced from $1-$3….

Noir Light

There is a lot of noir in San Francisco. Not only what’s on its fog stained surface, but in its raw, marrow filled bones. The gold digging hooligans and glassy-eyed dames that worked these streets suffered to make it what it is, they suffered big time in this little city. The darkness, rankness and seething…

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…

Plant ID is very difficult. The end.

Plant ID is very difficult. The end. Because of my newfound hobby of going outside during daylight hours and my late blooming love for the outdoors, I won’t give up so easily.  With the help of a few guide books and some trustworthy internet sites for cross-reference, I think I’ve got one pegged. It’s Yarrow!…

Shitty Walks?

Place: Mt. Tamalpais, Pantoll trailhead For in-depth info, check out Bay Area Hiker Trail chosen: Bootjack – There are many trails to choose from at Pantoll trailhead Time: 11:00am, Thursday Lunch: Cheddar and Swiss cheese sandwich on dutch crunch bread with chipotle and aioli spread, potato salad, water Trail dessert: M and Ms Difficulty: Pretty easy going,…

Forest Shower on Mount Sutro in San Francisco

Place: Mount Sutro Time Visited: Thursday, 1pm Crowds: Just a few people in one group and one mountain bike rider Lunch: Arizmendi’s very reasonably priced pizza slice of the day, a cheese roll and any of their sweet baked goods! Arizmendi Bakery Link: Hiking Mt. Sutro Great place to go if you need some crunch of dirt…

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…