Monday, April 12, 2021

A Stroll Through Hayward's Japanese Garden


 I took a stroll through the Hayward's Japanese Garden. It is such a nice and peaceful walk and even though it has been around forever it is not crazy packed:











It is just a peaceful place to walk around.

Sunday, April 11, 2021

Music Monday: Sources of Moisture

 Music Monday: Just some songs about moisture:







I might be cheating here but every time it rains here in the Bay Area and I have to be in it, I always sing the words from this song to myself:




And because I am self-serving, here are two very short videos that I shot at different beaches:



Hope everyone has a wonderful Monday and a wonderful week.

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Eating at Sam Burgers


 

Where North Beach and Chinatown meet in San Francisco, there is a special place. Sam's Burgers simple joint that has been there for going on 55 years. It hasn't changed much and it is still a family-run business and it is still cool:

The outdoor dining area





Metallica loves the place


In 2012 on a episode of  the Travel Channel's "The Layover", a tipsy Anthony Bourdain stumbled into Sam's and basically fell in love with the their burger saying it is "one of the top three" in the world:



The Anthony Bourdain Special

Sam's Burgers is a true San Francisco treat and one of the best places in the city to get true vibe of the city. 

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Cue the Ducks

 


There is this spillway/creek right near my house. I go and walk the path at least three times a week. A lot of ducks live there and they must be some of the toughest ducks in the history of the world. The reason I say that is that some humans use it as a dumping ground for their crap. It is so sad and makes me made to no end. Every so often, I go down and help clean it up and sure as shootin' people will dump more crap there. It is a never ending battle:





It is nice little walk and the when I focus on the ducks, I feel so much better:








I know that I will down there at least once this month to help clean up this beautiful area as nothing beats seeing the ducks on a walk. 

Monday, April 5, 2021

Hanging With the Waves in Pacifica


 My school district had Spring Break last week and I had to spend some time looking at the waves in Pacifica to clear my mind.  I have said this before but looking at the waves is always the perfect therapy for me:












There is always something about watching the power of the ocean and such. I could sit there all day long. 

Sunday, April 4, 2021

Music Monday: Things Are Changing 80's Style

 Music Monday: Just some 1980's songs about change.










Hope everyone has a wonderful Monday. 

Thursday, April 1, 2021

Just Be Nice


 Easter season is coming to and end and I always have trouble during this time. I guess it is mainly about my issues with organized religion in this country. I see all the craziness and meanness towards others and it really bothers me how we treat each other since we say, we are a Christian nation. I have an issue with a lot of people who say they are Christian or whatever and treat people horrible but profess how godly they are with their lips. It totally befuddles me. Anyway, I guess it is my problem. 

I have adopted my own belief system, a lot of it is about just be nice to each other. It is so simple that people really don't understand it. I have been seeing examples of this here and there, like this man's push cart I saw on Muni (San Francisco's Bus System) below:




And I saw these banners at a local Buddhist bookstore and loved them: