Happy Twin Peaks Day

Welcome to Twin Peaks Happy Twin Peaks Day! It was on this date, 24 February, back in 1989 that FBI Agent Dale Cooper first rolled into Twin Peaks, a fictional Washington town located ""five miles south of the Canadian border, and twelve miles west of the [Idaho] state line." The time was 11:30 am. Twin … Continue reading Happy Twin Peaks Day

Black Pioneers of Silver Lake

INTRODUCTION The other day, I thought it might be nice to submit a story for the Silver Lake Neighborhood Council newsletter for Black History Month. I figured I'd flesh it out and publish it here -- a story about three culturally and historically significant black residents of the neighborhood. Silver Lake, in its early years, … Continue reading Black Pioneers of Silver Lake

Where Fools Fear To Tread — A Snapshot of San Francisco

A beautiful day in San Francisco In early January, Una and I headed north over to San Francisco to visit my sister, who was in town for a conference. I figured it might be a nice opportunity to share some thoughts about "the City." Since first visiting in 1998, I've been to San Francisco many … Continue reading Where Fools Fear To Tread — A Snapshot of San Francisco