The Tragic Transit Palace

It’s closed down due to cracks in the support beams, but it was nice while it lasted. And that was only about a month or so after it opened in August. With a lovely lobby and a light show. And lots of great space with wide screen destination information display, and tile floors that depict…

Sunday Afternoon at the Ballpark with the (Homogeneous) Crowd

I recently attended a Giant’s game with some cousins on a beautiful Sunday afternoon. The sun shined down upon us, the breeze smelled (pleasantly) of the bay, and the crowd roared its approval of a home team win. We were celebrating a family birthday, and her special day was “good luck” for the Giants. They…

Out on the Streets

Juxtaposed priorities on the side of a MUNI bus. San Francisco Mission Street, #14 route. Help the homeless find a home, support and offer hope. Rent apartments by the lake. Families squeezed by rising rents. Move on up to a bigger place. Can you imagine sleeping on cardboard, in a doorway, alone and in the…

The Unreachable City as Seen in a Dream

Poem after reading back through headlines from Hoodline and 48 Hills  over these past weeks this summer of 2016.Humor gets me through a lot these days.  Recap of last 3 month’s worth news: every place closing that we used to know new places look ugly and just built for show with all of our heads…