Aging gracefully? Hahahahaha &$#@ that!

I remember mom telling me to act my age. It was really silly as she said that when I was two, five, ten and so on. The fact is, I WAS acting my age. Now, not so much. There comes … Continue reading

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2012: JBoD’s year in review

Happy New Year! Now is the time to take a minute and look back on this past year, and the ways it affected the JBoD microcosm. We spent much of 2012 watching sunsets and wildlife (fins!) from local beaches, but … Continue reading

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Moody Tuesday: silver skies and grey waters

Counting down to Halloween on this gloomy Tuesday morning, let’s stroll through Autumn, Ray Bradbury’s country. I hope you’ll enjoy these photos as I do, taken between the beaches of San Francisco, Golden Gate Park and the Shoreline at Mountain … Continue reading

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Traveling with pets: additional musings

Ah, San Francisco… We fancied a trip to Baker Beach yesterday and took a long walk barefoot through the edge of the surf, having the enchanting experience of watching porpoises breaching the waves just offshore. At one point a sea … Continue reading

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Midnight Movie Madness: “The fall” (2006)

“The fall” – (117 minutes, India/USA, 2006 – rated R) In a Los Angeles hospital of the 1920s, a 5 year old Romanian girl named Alexandria (Cantinca Untaru) is recovering from a broken arm she suffered picking up oranges with … Continue reading

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Traveling with pets: cats in cars or Lastech’s traveling circus

Recently, Rudha-an posted about traveling by air in winter by air and its dangers. We know of a Sphynx cat who died from exposure in the cargo hold of a plane, a devastating experience for its new humans. It’s said … Continue reading

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San Francisco has hills…and rocks

I meant to post this sooner, but life got in the way. San Francisco has been called The City of a Thousand Hills. It has been called other names, but please don’t call it Frisco (that’s in Texas) or San … Continue reading

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Military Batteries and the Golden Gate Bridge

On March 31st, I posted Walking Fort Point and its seven feet deep walls. This week, we went back to enjoy the sunshine. Here are a few pics of the military Batteries in the vicinity and a few shots of … Continue reading

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Walking Fort Point and its seven feet deep walls

Standing at the entrance of the Bay for 150 years, Fort Point is a great example of military architecture, of a design made obsolete by advances in artillery and ordnance. The masonry, shape of the fort and its surroundings all … Continue reading

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Art in Nature

Ephemeral art can be found everywhere, but in natural settings, the inspiration and effect does seem more meditative. Using stones, bark, pine cones, twigs and whatever else may be readily available, people assemble compositions ranging from intriguing to wistful or … Continue reading

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