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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 […]

LOST pasta…

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009 by calixton

…in cans. As a kid growing up in the ’70s, one of the first things that I was allowed to cook on the stove was pasta from a can. Of the two competing brands of the time, Chef Boyardee and Franco-American, I preferred Chef Boyardee. Inexplicably, I associated the mustachioed Chef Boyardee with a superior—more […]