It was a hot week in the Bay Area. Temperatures hit the upper nineties and stayed there. I have written before how I don’t like air conditioning and have stopped going into movie theaters and most grocery stores because of … Continue reading Sweltering in Place
I am a pariah. When I speak to people, they step back. When they see me coming down the street, they cross over to the other side. When I enter a store or cafe, I have to cover my face … Continue reading Planet Pariah
I know a guy. Actually, I know a lot of guys, but this one works for major league baseball. So I hit him up recently for the inside baseball on what’s happening inside baseball. As with everything else, the difference … Continue reading There’s No Crying in Baseball, Really?
Virginia “Ginny” Sloyan was not a mother, at least not in the literal sense. She did not have children of her own, nor did she adopt any, but I think of her every Mother’s Day. Ginny passed away two years … Continue reading The Motherhood of Ginny Sloyan
Despite Robert Frost and New England, I have long associated birch trees with the Bay Area in California, especially the area from San Jose north to Palo Alto. When I arrived here for the first time in 1980, Silicon Valley … Continue reading The Birches of Silicon Valley
One day in 1966 my father came home and told us about a new television show called Star Trek. This surprised me, since he never talked about TV and the only things he watched regularly were Mets games and an … Continue reading The Next Generation
I have twenty two zoom meetings this week and have begun zooming with family and friends, as many of you have. My grandson now zooms with his teacher and classmates. He’s in kindergarten. Overnight, zoom has changed our world and … Continue reading The Zoombies Are Coming