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Union Street Shop

The Psychic of Union Street

A few months ago our son decided to move to New York City to start a new life with his beautiful, wonderful partner. Having him close by in San Francisco while I was going through chemo had been great, but by the fall I was finished with chemo and it was time for him to […]

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Downtown San Francisco and the bay from Christmas Tree Point, Twin Peaks

Bad Patient Climbs Twin Peaks, San Francisco

I arrived in the San Francisco neighborhood of Twin Peaks in mid May after a two week stay in the hospital with pneumonia. I’m a cancer patient and was on aggressive chemotherapy at the time, which creates havoc with the immune system. Whether or not I would survive became a matter of speculation for awhile, […]

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Haight Street Market

Good Day Sunshine in Haight Ashbury, San Francisco

Be sure to wear some flowers in your hair If you come to San Francisco Summertime will be a love-in there From: San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair) Well, it is indeed summer and the 3rd of July was one of those rare San Francisco phenomenon – a summer day in […]

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Motorcycle store on Valencia Street

The Cool-Hunting Hipsters Hit Valencia Street, San Francisco

“..the wide, low-slung street has become a gathering spot for the city’s latest breed of cool-hunting hipsters” (NY Times Travel) Being a cool-hunting hipster myself, it was only natural that I would eventually end up on Valencia Street.  My equally cool hipster friend Cathy was coming up to see me in San Francisco and we […]

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The Music Store in West Portal

Street Walking in West Portal, San Francisco

My first introduction to the San Francisco neighborhood of West Portal was the day after my second chemo. I awoke to find handfuls of my long hair coming off in my hands – a typical side effect.  I was in San Francisco at the time and was not interested in spending the next week shedding […]

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Vertical Gardens and the Virgin Mary in Bernal Heights, San Francisco

Bernal Heights is quickly turning into one of my favorite San Francisco destinations.  A wave of gentle gentrification has brought positive changes to what was once one of San Francisco’s most dangerous, problematic areas. Located within walking distance to the Mission, I found Bernal Heights to be a pleasant, walkable neighborhood, anchored by Cortland Street […]

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The Linden Street Alleyway

The Ecstasy with no Agony and a Quite Pleasant Little Brunch in Hayes Valley, San Francisco

After a very satisfactory morning shopping in downtown San Francisco at the non-profit clothing store A Miner Miracle (and feeling quite righteous about it) my shopping friend and I decided that it was time for a break.  We were planning to stop into a coffee shop across the street from the store, but the two […]

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4 Star Rated bathroom in China's Forbidden City

San Francisco: The Ferry Building and Saturday Farmer’s Market

Saturday morning with mom and dad.  We headed out on the 9:40 Ferry from Larkspur Landing.  Plenty of free parking – my parents sprung for the round trip tickets and off we went.  On the way in, we sat on the top, facing the back of the boat.  It was cold and foggy on the […]

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City Kayak

Kayaking in the San Francisco Bay

“Let’s go kayaking in the San Francisco Bay”, my son suggested.  “Sure” I said, “that sounds like fun”. After all, what could possibly go wrong? Because we were already in the City, using public transportation to get to South Beach Harbor and City Kayak was quick and easy. If coming by car, there is also […]

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