Seems everywhere you look there's a fight about some political something-or-other. And something-or-other is about as clear as it usually seems to those who read the news to learn what's happening in the world since the last time we checked the news to learn what's happening in the world. But so much news coverage is … Continue reading It’s Time for the United States to Stand Up to Our Overlords
Category: South Park San Diego (SD)
How to Drive Like a Local: A Guide for Transplants and Tourists
One of the challenges of getting to know any new city is learning the unspoken rules of its roads. That problem is compounded exponentially by the quirkiness, shall we say, of San Diego drivers. Therefore, in order to reduce the chances of a misunderstanding, visitors and more permanent arrivals would do well to educate themselves … Continue reading How to Drive Like a Local: A Guide for Transplants and Tourists
South Park SD: Burmese Monk Mural
Street artist Shepard Fairey is best known for creating President Barack Obama's iconic '08 "Hope" image. In 2010, he painted a 3-story mural on the North wall of the Ivy Street shared-office building in South Park SD. The work has received more than a little press: In "Tripbucket" here.Click here for a mention in Tricycle: … Continue reading South Park SD: Burmese Monk Mural
South Park SD: Welcome!
Lots of ways to greet people at your door. "Hello. May I help you?" "Get your @%!#s in here!""Salutations. Please depart the premises.""And how long might you be staying?" All winners depending entirely on who just knocked. There is another, more joyous, deliberately care-full (and I mean that word just the way it was intended, … Continue reading South Park SD: Welcome!
South Park SD: Minerva’s Community
Who says art and business can't be bffs? Walk eastward across South Park SD on Beech Street from 28th Street, at stately Balboa Park, towards tree-lined Fern Street. At the intersection with busy 30th Street, you will be suddenly greeted by the Goddess of Wisdom and Strength. The Romans called her "Minerva." She's encircled clockwise … Continue reading South Park SD: Minerva’s Community
South Park SD: The Trees of Fern Street
What gives South Park SD its distinctive look and feel? Grape Street Dog Park? Popular spots such as Buona Forchetta, Hamilton's Tavern, and the recently famous Shawarma Guys? The Artwork? Yes, they are all wonderful. However I believe it is tree-lined Fern Street that charms visitors. Thanks to its canopy and dappled sunlight, Fern looks … Continue reading South Park SD: The Trees of Fern Street
I LOOOVE South Park SD
"Oh, you live in South Park? I looove South Park." I hear that from a lot of San Diegans. San Diego, if you hadn't guessed, is the "SD" in South Park SD. Zip code 92102. And from anyone who visits. Family, friends, acquaintances. They all looove South Park. The thing is, my wife and I … Continue reading I LOOOVE South Park SD