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October 27, 2013

The Morning They Gave Up On The Year By half past ten the walnut was stripped, and the men at a quarter til noon – having given up on it – had packed the place wearing sweaters and caps the long wood tables bent over bowls steaming octopus stews glasses of Txakolina slightly effervescent gold […]

October 25, 2013

Fall. There are no more long dawn patrol bike rides. A ride to California Ave is a journey, let alone over to University. There are mornings I sleep until 8. Make coffee: A bag of Coava from Portland, my hand crank burr grinder, a pourover. Then dive right into it. No more rambling soliloquies, no […]

October 10, 2013

October 10. Three months after starting this adventure. We’ve laid some foundations, we’ve built a town hall, we’ve hired a round, now we’ve drawn up blueprints and we’re building all over this hill. A village is going up. Cafe Venetia. A rare morning these days, when I ride to the cafes on University. Not summer […]

September 23, 2013

Equinox yesterday. Portland. Sun is out and it’s an hour until the chicken needs to go in the oven, why not go down to that new taproom and have a cold one? We get shoes on, we step outside, and what do you know, it’s raining. Walking under the walnut tree trying not to get […]

November 6, 2012

Heavy grey. Extatic moments of sunlight. And the Giants win the World Series. Again. (!!!) photo by blog.SFGate.com – Jon Oropeza

November 11, 2011

“Autumn is a second Spring when every leaf is a flower.” – Albert Camus     – Jon Oropeza

October 23, 2011

Clear cold morning. Kicking my way to the pastry shop. Leaves, nuts, seed pods. The trees are shedding the summer. I hear honking, look up, a vee of geese is southbound. I get to the pastry shop, they just opened. Gal is still asleep, ‘surly’ Portland service as the Yelpers say but I don’t give […]