Category Archives: Musing

Goodbye, September

September is a strange month, an in-between month. Summer officially ends and fall begins. But not quite. Aside from one weekend of cooler weather, September was hot and muggy here. It would rain for a week straight and then if the sun peeked out, it would just heat up the wet pavement and the puddles […]

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Wanting

Tonight, I’m sitting at my computer, drinking a cup of hot Trader Joe’s “Well Rested” tea (chamomile with accents of mint and lemongrass), listening as Jesse and some friends play music in the living room. They are practicing for a mutual friend’s wedding this month, and the songs are lovely. I can hear the piano, […]

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The Elements

A little quiz. For those of you who know both Jesse and me, who would you say would be more likely to be the bleeding heart at the sight of sad-looking people holding out cups asking for spare change? (You answered me, right?) I mean, when I was a kid I once saw a man […]

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Final Days

My last week here, I’ve been making sure to visit some of the neighborhoods I’ve never seen before. It’s amazing how much of the city the tourists never see. Those are always my favorite spots. Chinatown? Thrilling, beautiful, wonderful–but insanely crowded, expensive, and overrun with tourists. Inner Richmond is the city’s second Chinatown, and you […]

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Why Am I Here?

Whenever people find out I’m in San Francisco for the entire month of July, they ask why. This is a perfectly reasonable question, one I’d ask too were the situations reversed. However, I still haven’t exactly figured out how to answer that question. Why am I here? First and foremost, to write. A large chunk […]

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