It’s so foggy this morning that it looks like the sun’s never going to cut through. It’s foggy and lazy, and the cats are good with that. During our Plum Day jam-making activity, a couple of the jars didn’t gel. This happens sometimes, for a few different reasons. It’s still sealed and safe, just sloshy. Some of them can be repaired, by re-boiling and adding some sugar and pectin. It’s a good foggy-morning thing to do when you don’t feel like typing. A few of them gel afterward, but those that don’t will be fantastic on ice cream. Holy cow, … Continue reading Day 91: Sun vs. Fog… Fight!
Right under the Golden Gate Bridge is Fort Point, a defense station which dates back to the Civil War. On a day like today, it seems like a great place to be stationed. Pelicans have a cool prehistoric look. We were very careful not to be eaten by this vehicle. After playing by the bay with Ashley and Alex (our heavy-machinery expert), my muse and I went for a walk on the 3.5-mile trail around a radiotelescope in Palo Alto known as the Stanford Dish. This snake is about 6 feet long, lazy and happy. There’s plenty to eat here. … Continue reading Day 16: Pelicans and Snakes
So I’ve started collecting albums by “Musicians who have been denied entry to the United States.” I picked up Lily Allen and Amy Winehouse today, and I already have Cat Stevens… still need Axel Willner’s band… got any more? I’m looking for recommendations. Why? Maybe it has to do with attraction to things you’re being protected from. Anyway, it’s fun, and the music’s good. This morning’s sunrise was somewhat less brilliant than Wednesday’s… …but the funny thing about San Francisco weather is that a 10-minute drive in any direction (I chose North) will usually get you this: Microclimates are awesome. … Continue reading Day 14: Fog and Dangerous Music