Monday, August 14, 2017

Cafe Pergolesi

Sunday mornings at Cafe Pergolesi in Santa Cruz in 1989 you'd find me drinking coffee at a large oak table in one of the rooms. I would spread out the Sunday San Francisco Chronicle and drink my coffee as if I didn't have a care in the world.

Google Street View, with Santa Cruz hooligans.  LOL

Friday, August 11, 2017

Random Quotes of Sam Ewing


"Nothing is as frustrating as arguing with someone who knows what he's talking about."

"Some people are much like blisters--they don't show up until the work is done"

"Many don't recognize opportunity because it comes disguised as work."

"It takes a lot of luggage to get away from it all."

"Some people with horrible coughs go to the doctors, but most of them go to the movies."

"Life is just one foolish thing after another. Love is just two foolish things after each other."

"It's a medical fact that your hair and fingernails continue to grow after you die. Your phone calls taper off, however."

"A long answer can evade a short question."

"Anyone who can still do at 65 what he was doing at 25 wasn't doing much at 25"

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Sunday, August 6, 2017

A Pair of Shoes

A PAIR OF SHOES  -- Vincent Van Gogh

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Yin and Yang

I happened upon this image, and thought how perfect the composition and how I would like to live in that house. And then I learned that it's the scene of an abduction at the mailbox.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Monday, July 31, 2017


Janet Hougham

Tuesday, July 25, 2017


Tug is on the armoire again.

Saturday, July 22, 2017


It's the time of year when the gas meter disappears behind the crocosmia.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Portals of the Past

Updated post


Portals of the Past is a monument at Lloyd Lake in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco. 
It is the portico--the last remnant-- of railroad tycoon A.N. Towne's  mansion on Nob Hill, which was destroyed in the earthquake and fire of 1906.  

 Photographer Arnold Genthe captured the ruins of the city through this portal.  The photograph  became a symbol of the loss of an era.

As Abdu'l-Bahá walked along the shore during his visit in 1912--six years after the earthquake and fire--he remarked: 

"The world and its condition will change to such a degree and the Bahá’í Cause will prevail to such an extent that nothing but a remnant — like these pillars — will remain of the previous order".

Sunday, July 16, 2017

City of Rocks


I met this old man painting the parking lot in front of a store near the entrance to the City of Rocks National Reserve in Idaho.

The reserve was down the road a few miles.

My photos don't do justice to the beauty and uniqueness of the place.

Graffiti from western-bound travelers  carved and written in axle-grease from their wagons.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Quando Quando Quando


This is my favorite version.

Monday, July 10, 2017


To kill time while he's absorbing afternoon rays, Tug chews the cardboard box he's relaxing in and spits out the pieces.