Sunday, December 31, 2023

Music Monday: You Are Looking Live-Part I

 For this Music Monday, here are some performances I captured live in 2023 at various events. I think I am getting better in video capabilities:

I know these are not perfect but I am happy with them. HAPPY NEW YEAR to all and I hope that 2024 is great for everyone.

Friday, December 29, 2023

A Little Review of 2023

One of my students drew this for me

Just kind of a review of random  pics that I did not post on a month-by-month basis of 2023.  Part of my adventures of 2023:


University of Portland Chiles Center


Asian-Art Museum in San Frnacisco

Forgot what museum I thought I saw this in


In Alameda, Ca


With Bob Hope in San Diego


Uplifting poems on the door to my classroom


Saw the play: "Soul Train-The Hippest Trip"



F1 car in Las Vegas


The peace of Civic Center in San Francisco

Kind of a random view of some of my adventures in 2023. Hoping that 2024 provides more adventures. Happy New Year to all. Hoping that 2024 is blessed for you.

Thursday, December 28, 2023

The Telegraph Street Market

I went over to the Telegraph Street Market. And it was a typical Berkeley deal:

I did meet an artist named Senor Gigio and bought his comic and he was nice enough to autograph it for me:

I ended up buying one thing, this handwoven rug:

The Telegraph Street Market is a pretty good and I need to go some more.

Monday, December 25, 2023

Walking the Point Bonita Trail


Right before Christmas, I was able to take a short hike on the Point Bonita Trail in the Marin Headlands and it had beautiful views:

And this is one of the most spectacular views of the Golden Gate Bridge I have ever seen:

And you never know what you will see:

Love the seal sunning himself

And the Point Bonita Lighthouse which was built in 1855 and moved to its current location in 1877:

The Point Bonita Trail is something everyone needs to hike as it is so very beautiful. 

Sunday, December 24, 2023

The Last Monday of Christmas Music

 This is the last Monday of Christmas Music. Hope everyone has an amazing Christmas:

Hope everyone has a great Christmas

Friday, December 22, 2023

Merry Christmas


San Francisco City Hall

Just want to say Merry Christmas to anyone who has stopped by this little blog even for a second. I am so very grateful and appreciate you so very much. This final Christmas post is from my travels. We are starting at the Four Seasons Hotel in San Francisco:

And a little Christmas stuff from Las Vegas:

And I love the Christmas Seals at Pier 39:

But my favorite decoration is my personal janky tree that sits in my office (I have had it for 17 years and I think it needs to be retired since it doesn't light up anymore), It screams Me:

Merry Christmas to all and I hope that everyone has a great holiday.

Wednesday, December 20, 2023

Hanging Out on California St


Just went over to California St. in San Francisco to see what was going for Christmas on an early morning. Starting with 101 California St:

And then I went across the street:

It cool to see these places all done up for the holidays.

Monday, December 18, 2023

Christmas Around San Francisco


Just some pictures of San Francisco getting ready for Christmas:

The Sugar Castle at the Westin Hotel

And I went up to the Mark Hopkins Hotel to see what they had going on:

San Francisco in Gingerbread

And you need to visit the tree at Union Square:

And check out The Chase Center(Home of the Golden St. Warriors):

The City of St.Francis is starting to look like Christmas.