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Punk Rock and the Mabuhay Gardens

Mabuhay Gardens in San Francisco is located at 443 Broadway on a seedy block between the redeveloped waterfront and bustling North Beach. Mabuhay means “Welcome” or “Live” in Tagalog, recalling this one-time restaurant’s Filipino roots. 290 more words

San Francisco

Day 26 - Where the bugs are big and the people are small.

Bugs are so big here. I’ve been very lucky to not have to deal with any inside of my house, but man do I know that they are big. 309 more words


Song For My Father

I have an image of him in the late ’50s: Still underage, he sneaks through the curtains at the front door of the hungry i, the Keystone Korner, or the Purple Onion, slinks into one of the seats in back, and gets lost in music. 1,261 more words

Arts And Culture

'Books Not Bombs'-- City Lights Book Store San Francisco

INDIE or INDEPENDENT also means FREEDOM and when applied to the written word that’s a wonderful sensation. And that’s exactly how I felt when stepping into this wonderful historic bookstore called… 78 more words


Generations on the Beach

So nice to visit Hunting Island State Park again and watch granddaughter Isabel discover the joys of the beach.

Home School

Sam and the time I blew my chances of being Mrs. Rockwell

I have never been one to go in for celebrity crushes. Maybe it is because I grew up watching old films with actors who were, by the time I saw them, either geriatric or dead. 1,817 more words