Monday, June 11, 2012


As seen yesterday from the bridge to picturesque Point Bonita Lighthouse.

 Weather was brilliant, scenery stunning, the Bay and environs full of sailboats.

Thursday, June 07, 2012


Today I took BART to the East Bay for the first time ever. On the ride over, I sat in the corner of the car, with a good view of the back end and its inhabitants. I pulled out my library copy of The Heart Sutra and a notebook to take notes.
Looking around, I spied a tall white guy in glasses, funky-soled shoes and overcoat on this lovely June day sitting next to the door. I couldn't help but notice that he too had a notebook out, probably because he was excitedly reading aloud from it. Soon he was discussing Zen and the nature of reality with a rather sane-looking man nearby. I overheard bits and pieces, including the second gentleman's declaration that he was a Taoist.
After the tall fellow lept off the train in downtown Oakland, another passenger commended the Taoist on his interaction with the Zenster. "Sometimes people just need to be engaged," he said.

Monday, June 04, 2012

Three Flavors

Sunday Streets returned to the Mission yesterday, and with it, some seriously pimped-out cars.