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Halloween graveyard visit…

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009 by calixton

…non-spooky daytime version. Miss T and I took a visit to the local graveyard district on Saturday to see if we could catch a glimpse of the wild turkey flock that’s taken up residence in the un-tombstone-inhabited areas of the cemetery. With her superior vision, Miss T was able to espy some of the wildfowl, […]


Wednesday, October 14th, 2009 by calixton

…it rained. On Tuesday, Northern California had its first storm of the fall/winter season—this morning the rain seems to have abated for the most part. Our local news media will report on the “aftermath” of the storm (localized power outages, downed trees, and flooded streets), and will look forward to the next weather-related epic. In […]

Last summer…

Monday, October 12th, 2009 by calixton

…i.e., two weekends ago. Not too long ago, before fall descended on Northern California, Miss T and I took a jaunt out to San Francisco. It may very well have been the last, nice summer day in the Bay Area. Our stops included the Ferry Building Marketplace, Hayes Valley, and Japantown. As usual, you can […]

A little Paris…

Monday, September 21st, 2009 by calixton

…in Sacramento. In Sacramento? I don’t know Paris so I can’t attest to its authenticité, but Le Petit Paris in midtown Sac is a comfy neighborhood café that serves up good espresso, tea, pastries, and sandwiches. According to the menu on the wall there’s also beer and wine (which neither Miss T nor I tried) […]

Lost dog…

Friday, September 18th, 2009 by calixton

…at the Davis Amtrak station. I spotted this little feller baking away yesterday in the Central Valley late afternoon/early evening sun. I suspect it will be just as hot—if not hotter—today, and that the little dog will have rolled on.

Five things you might see…

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009 by calixton

…at a train station. Yesterday, I rushed to the Davis Amtrak station and arrived just in time for the train doors to shut and pull away without me. Faced with a 45-minute wait until the next westbound train, I wandered about aimlessly, cataloging the various wonders immediately surrounding the station. If you’d like to relive […]

Goldsworthy’s Spire

Monday, September 14th, 2009 by calixton

…on the Presidio. Andy Goldsworthy’s Spire is about a hundred feet tall and made of cypress trees. Miss T and I drove onto the Presidio one afternoon to take a look at the sculpture. It’s big!

Fun with BORT…

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009 by calixton

…and other non-BART logos. On the way into work a couple of weeks ago I boarded a particularly pungent BART car. It was still early morning, but the amount of air conditioning required to offset the aroma of one specific passenger was beyond the capability of that particular car. At that moment, it seemed I […]

Six at FIVE…

Friday, September 4th, 2009 by calixton

…at 5. (Six people at FIVE Restaurant at 5 p.m.) FIVE is the new restaurant and bar at the Hotel Shattuck Plaza in Berkeley. Six of us stopped by there yesterday evening to check it out. (It was originally supposed to be “Five at FIVE at 5,” but it seemed mean to leave someone out […]

Two Nihonmachi Saturdays…

Monday, August 31st, 2009 by calixton

…at San Francisco’s Japantown. S.F.’s Nihonmachi (Japantown) had back-to-back weekend festivals this August: the Nihonmachi Street Fair and the J-POP SUMMIT Festival / NEW PEOPLE grand opening (their CAPS, not mine). Miss T and I trekked out to the Bay Area both weekends to see if a new niche-interest building can make a difference in […]