I have vivid memories of the first barber shop I visited as a very young child—a tiny place, only 5 or 6 chrome plated chairs with little padded arm rests for men to wait their turn. Unlike the picture, the seat and back were black. The shop only had room for 2 barbers. As a […]
Every time I go to Saylor’s restaurant, on Bridgeway Boulevard in Sausalito, they seem genuinely glad to see me and go out of their way to be welcoming. I’ve been eating here regularly for over two years now. Last week, they had a special: Salmon wrapped in crisped strips of prosciutto served with pesto, garlic […]
You know, it’s embarrassing. I mean, if I were a drinker, people might understand: he was drunk and ran into the stone wall by the driveway. But, well I don’t, and I still managed to back into the stone wall by the drive way. I swear. It was like I was in slow motion on Tuesday, […]
I confess to really enjoying having random conversations with people I don’t know. Chance encounters with people almost always interest me. Generally, these are direct conversation I specifically have with a person I don’t know. But, sometimes, because of circumstances, these random conversations are conversations between other people that I overhear–not because I’m intentionally eaves […]
I really like living in Sausalito. It’s the smallest town I’ve ever lived in (between 6,000 and 7,000 residents); yet, I feel as though I live in a big city with San Francisco just across the bridge. And then there is the Marin Headlands in the back yard… But I was recently reminded that I […]
Our next door neighbors Joe and Juline hosted their 20th Annual House Concert, Jazz by the Bay (window). Their window is called the bay window not because it’s a bay window. It’s not. It has an amazing view of the bay! Back in 1994 esteemed bassist, Bill Douglass, lamented to his friend Joe Paulino, that he wished […]
I finally got around to getting my haircut. Yes, I go to the Caledonia Street Barber Shop here in town. Today I noticed the music on their AM radio: Radio Sausalito: 1610 on our radio dial. It was some awesome vintage jazz. I had no idea Sausalito has an advertising-free, 24 hour jazz radio station. […]
All we need is a disco ball in this video: a time lapse of the sunset in Sausalito as seen from the front yard. The closest cloud interested me. I had high hopes, expecting great and swirly things from it. About 20 minutes into the time lapse shoot, I noticed that the clouds to the […]
I thought, “Well, while I’m here…” So, after shooting the pano of the Golden Gate Bridge, I shot this pano of one of the many batteries that guarded the entrance to the bay: Battery Spenser. Our exit into Sausalito is the Spenser exit, named after this battery which is close by.
The Sistoid Unit requested a pano of the piano in the living room. Here are two: one during the day (HDR) and one in the evening.