MUNI in Pictures

The San Francisco Municipal Railway, known around the Bay Area as MUNI, has had quite the transit history. Trust me, I know. I was raised by a whole tribe of Bay Area transit historians, my father and grandfather at the controls for most of their adult lives. Once you’ve heard streetcar, cable car, trolley, and,…

A New Project Begins

I’m going to share a secret with you. It’s not really a secret, but I’ve been keeping it to myself while it’s been “in development.”  It’s this: I’m writing a novel. That’s no big deal, but finishing it will be.  I don’t like to reveal too much, but it’s a historical time travel story, set…

Leaving San Francisco, Part One 

When I left San Francisco, I did it knowing without saying that I would this time most likely never be able to move back again. I had taken it for granted after previous moves away from the city that I could always move back when I had had enough of somewhere else and couldn’t stand…

When Monstrous Towers Tilt and Sink

Millennium Tower Sinking and Tilting? What Would Grandpa Say? By now most of us have heard that the Millennium Tower  is sinking.(This is according to the Hoodline story of Monday,  August 8th. It may be that the high rise has sunk 6 inches at the base, and some predict the  total lean at the top at 16 inches, with…