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Category Archives: Bay Area

Candlestick by the Bay

On a wet gray day late in December 2015 I was driving north on 101, telling my wife about great childhood adventures in the sixties when our family journeyed to Candlestick Park to watch the San Francisco Giants. We would come in the other way, from Sacramento through the city by the bay, and I […]

Also posted in Al Capone, Alcatraz, Baseball, Bay Bridge, Football, Golden Gate Bridge, Jerry Rice, Joe Montana, Marin County, Ronnie Lott, San Francisco, San Francisco 49ers

Objective, Atherton

Don’t misunderstand, I love the plains of Atherton but even more the hills where I can gaze over the Silicon Valley and dream I’ll someday be part of this. I know I’m not now. I live in a Section 8 studio in Modesto and can only drive to the Bay Area once a month for […]

Also posted in Atherton, Baseball, Computers, Football, Joe Montana, Larry Ellison, Mental Health, Poverty, Ty Cobb, Willie Mays

Silicon Galleries

This story is part of the collection “Paint it Black”

Also posted in Art, Art Galleries, Computers, Painters, Palo Alto, Short Pieces - GTC

Skipping Toll on the Golden Gate Bridge

Oh, what a foolish risk it was. It really should be illegal. I don’t know why it isn’t. All rational people understand it’s dangerous to drive while listening to Jim Morrison sing “Light My Fire.” Actually, I had been thoroughly reasonable all day, easing out of my motel in San Francisco and carefully driving through […]

Also posted in Art, Cars & Driving, George Thomas Clark, Golden Gate Bridge, Jim Morrison, Marin County, Music, Painters, San Francisco, The Doors

Jewish Film Festival in the Bay Area

Baghdad Twist Don’t ask my age.  It’s none of your business, I told my son, and doesn’t concern people who’ll watch your documentary.  No one’s going to see me in this film.  They’ll only hear my voice.  Better they look at black and white photos of me as a child in reasonably hospitable Iraq where […]

Also posted in Iran, Israel, Jewish Film Festival, Jews, Movies, Palestine, San Francisco