Sunday, December 04, 2016
Sunday, November 13, 2016
light and shadows
strangely beautiful days despite political madness
moments of muddle and moments of clarity. sadness, anger, frustration, despair, love.
as many have said, this is a call to action. listen to more music, read more poems, make more art, take care of one another. stand up for each other. here we go.
Monday, October 31, 2016
Sunday, September 18, 2016
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Monday, August 01, 2016
m and i did some touristing in our former home city of SF: buildings, food, views, and the (heretofore not visited by either of us) enchanted gardens of telegraph hill.
north beach has always felt like a foreign place to me, a destination (even when i lived in SF). m and i remarked on how in the many years we lived there, no friends of ours ever lived in north beach. i did temp occasionally, in 1998 or 1999, as a teller at a bank in north beach. the chinese folks would line up for the chinese-speaking teller and the italians for the italian speaking teller. i guess i served the people who spoke english and/or who didn't mind my lack of other useful languages (there not being many swedes in north beach). on lunch breaks i went to the italian deli next door for seriously delicious sandwiches made by seriously italian men. i rode the increasingly packed bus through chinatown to downtown to go home, north of the panhandle. the whole thing was a fun intro to SF.
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
(to be exact: key lime with graham cracker macademia nut crust, blueberry pie, and not pictured: peach/nectarine galettes and another blueberry/lemon verbena pie)
and a window cat
and macademia nut chi chi drinks at forbidden island
Sunday, July 10, 2016
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Friday, May 20, 2016
Friday, May 13, 2016
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Friday, April 08, 2016
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Sunday, March 06, 2016
Tuesday, March 01, 2016
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Monday, February 15, 2016
Saturday, February 06, 2016
Monday, January 25, 2016
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Friday, January 08, 2016
Tuesday, January 05, 2016
some photos from new year's day with marilyn—a sweet start to 2016.
breakfast extravaganza, nyd selfie, a stroll around lake merritt (where we passed this refugees are welcome here poster), and a visit to luka's taproom. fun to walk with and by the other folks walking the lake. walking/hiking is my favorite way to start a new year.
i'm still pondering my word for 2016. last year was new. i did pretty well actually on that one! year before was yes. yes is really a word for every year. but considering some others too—risk, open, adventure, dream (all in the yes theme), let go, acceptance, patience, community, cultivate, tend, attention, appreciation, play, to name a smattering.
Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Sunday, December 06, 2015
Sunday, November 29, 2015
when your sweetheart is somewhat cardboard obsessed and crazy imaginative/playful, this kind of thing happens—a board game that may be morphing into a puppet theater.
the kinky stringy piece (aka louis) is by marilyn. the top pair are a bit roboty. more pieces. ++#==>>>///•••
Friday, November 20, 2015
Sunday, November 08, 2015
Sunday, November 01, 2015
that sketched plan above was cast aside when we got in the hive. there were so few bees in the hive that we removed both supers (20 frames!). this way the bees have an easier time keeping their hive warm in the winter.
joan and i had the help of her son this time. mini beekeeper!
it looked like a beekeeper massacre on the kitchen floor. we left the scene of the honey robbery pretty quick-like as we all had angry bees buzzing by our heads. as soon as we were indoors, the suits came off in a flurry. those things are hot, especially after dealing with agitated bees.
right now the honey is dripping through the first strainer; it'll strain through a finer mesh after that.
dealing with 10-ish frames of honey turns out to be a lot messier than 3.5 frames.