Before I get into how it affected me let’s do a quick recap of what is happening right now. I also prefer to keep it very simple. Greece owes a lot of money and they cannot pay it. This means they have to cut a lot of public services and since a VERY LARGE portion…… Continue reading Greece, debt and the European Bailout – How it affected me in S.F.
Just got back from a Johnnie Walker Tasting. I had never been to a “spirits” tasting before but apparently one can taste many different flavors in Whisky (Spelled the proper way) just like the way we can with wine. I got the invite from Netparty which I had apparently signed up for once upon a…… Continue reading Johnnie Walker Tasting
The New York Times ran the article “San Francisco’s Unlikely Tourist Stop – The Tenderloin,” yesterday and as this neighborhood is about 5 blocks from me I really had the urge to comment. The Tenderloin in short is the most run down area of San Francisco. It is also unfortunately the first view of the…… Continue reading San Francisco – The Tenderloin – NY Times Article
An unusual Friday morning in San Francisco. Strikes, Jury Duty, Whiskey, Obama Protests, Cardboard People and a Pug
Passing through Union Square as I do most days saw that the Cherry Blossoms are in bloom In Japan we would always go the park at this time of year for Hanami (花見). The event is pretty much a picnic where you eat snacks, drink sake and look at the blossoms. The blooms are only…… Continue reading Cherry Blossoms in Union Square
Then I found the Commonwealth Club. This is a non-partisan forum which features internationally renowned speakers and makes them accessible to the general public! My first thought was that I did not have the influence to attend such events and that they were only for the elite. I was wrong.
Around 4:00pm on Saturday I got the urge that often whispers to me but is mostly repressed by planned functions on the weekends. It seems that all too often these determined activities eat up Friday and Saturday night and before one realizes what has happened we are back at work on Monday. It is not…… Continue reading Saturday Night Stroll in San Francisco
As the year comes to a close I find myself reflecting on 2009 and considering what the beginning of 2010 means. I’ve been reading my friends updates on FB and most seem to be very glad to have this year come to an end and are looking forward to what the new year will being.…… Continue reading Adieu to 2009