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…

Mushrooms of San Francisco 1

Golden Gate Park is a mushroom wonderland.  The variety I’ve seen in just the last three years since spotting my first one is surprising. I haven’t been able to identify most of them even with the aid of a few books. I have read that only a small percentage of mushrooms have been identified. Thousands more have…

Tourist in My Own Town – Fisherman’s Wharf Charm

I have encountered many visitors to SF who have gone to Fisherman’s Wharf at noon on a Sat, on a holiday weekend and have complained that “the city” is disappointing. One, Fisherman’s Wharf is only part of the city and doesn’t tell its whole story and two, if you are going at peak hours, it will…

The Mushroom that Started it All

Clathrus Ruber, aka red basket stinkhorn, red cage mushroom, lattice mushroom, or the freakiest fungi around (for me), was the first wild mushroom I ever really took notice of. It was under a beautifully maintained tree in Golden Gate Park and when I first saw it, I thought it was a baby toy. The kind that…

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…

Another blog, but MY blog.

  Welcome to my blog. Like many bloggers, social media enthusiasts, people that work, I’ve had blogs for promoting stores, products, events. Those were fulfilling when you saw people joining in and enjoying, but for me, it was always still a job. This blog is created completely as a personal project, not only to share with others, but as…