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Walking Across Berkeley- 12 Stops During A Pandemic

For some time, I wanted to write a post about walking all the way across Berkeley. Essentially, the walk would be a cross section, starting at the Bay , winding through our flatland neighborhoods, and then on up to the campus and the hills. And I finally got around to it….now…in this surreal time in which we find ourselves. So this post will likely serve … Continue reading Walking Across Berkeley- 12 Stops During A Pandemic

Dogpatch and Doctors

Tucked all around San Francisco Bay are curious little villages that surround old industrial centers. You can find these surviving villages in places like Point Richmond, ,Alviso, and Crockett. And in San Francisco, there is the old Dogpatch neighborhood centered along Third Street near 20th. I had always been intrigued  by this little corner of San Francisco. It felt to me a little more like … Continue reading Dogpatch and Doctors

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Field Notes- Downtown Oakland- A City In 9 Movements

Each day for the last 6 years , I have taken the train to downtown Oakland , and headed up to the 13th floor of the office building where I work. I sit in a corner, with a panoramic view of downtown, and the Bay Area beyond. It’s a nice view. Over the past 6 years , I have taken to walking all over ¬†downtown … Continue reading Field Notes- Downtown Oakland- A City In 9 Movements

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Summer in San Francisco’s Richmond- The Art Of The Inside Day

When I first moved to San Francisco many years ago, there was much to grab my attention. Places and people new, different, even exotic. And I was kind of ¬†prepared for that. But there was one thing that I didn’t know about, and the was this- the fog. I was instantly mesmerized by the fog. How one could go from baking in 90 degree heat … Continue reading Summer in San Francisco’s Richmond- The Art Of The Inside Day

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Welcome to The Dollhouse- In Praise of the Bungalow Court

  Back in the late 80s, I was living in Colorado, having just received my Master’s Degree in Architecture. Colorado was in the grips of a terrible energy related recession , and it really couldn’t have been a worse time to hit the job market. My first job ended after 6 months when the firm folded . That was followed by another gig, that lasted … Continue reading Welcome to The Dollhouse- In Praise of the Bungalow Court