Category Archives: Golden Gate Park


On Stow Lake Golden Gate Park Monday morning *** There are moments that never fade with time. You can call them up in an instant over years, over decades, and their colors remain as brilliant as ever. It has been ten years now since our big yellow moving truck lumbered out of the Waldo Tunnel […]


Inside the Spreckels’ Temple of Music (aka the bandshell) Music Concourse, Golden Gate Park Sunday afternoon *** It’s 1992 and I have to get out of here. I’m in Denver, feeling none to good about life and in a failed relationship. I actually received a decent tax refund that year, and figured that if I […]


In the juniper bushes near the de Young Museum Golden Gate Park Saturday afternoon *** San Francisco: The Suburban City Peek-a-boo; I see trees…glorious, glorious trees. And they are everywhere in San Francisco! OK, so maybe there aren’t so many on Taraval Street, but I do take great pride in this whole backyard thing we’ve […]


Shakespeare’s Garden Golden Gate Park Saturday afternoon *** I first moved out west in 2005 to dance for the now-defunct Oakland Ballet. I had only been to California once before, for four days, so it was quite a leap for me to move here. I remember looking out the airplane window thinking we were landing […]