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Archive for July, 2005

Thursday, July 28th, 2005

Around the Block

Oakland has something of a reputation for being a crime center, the murder rate per citizen surpasses that of any other place and the general feel in the streets in many areas is one of uneasyness and tension. This, however, is part of south Berkeley, close to the Ashby Bart station, 10 blocks from where […]

Tuesday, July 26th, 2005

Within 20 Feet

Wenn man nach San Francisco fahren will von Berkeley aus, zum Beispiel um sich Coppolas Bügeleisenhaus anzusehen, das aussieht, als wär es aus ergrüntem Kupfer, aber dann doch nur mit glasierten Kacheln vollgepappt ist, kann man zum Beispiel den F Bus nehmen. Der F Bus fährt erst durch das Armenviertel von Oakland, an Gedenktafeln für […]

Friday, July 8th, 2005

the flag

Stewart was setting up for shooting the American flag outside the door when I left the Flickr Meetup at San Francisco’s Crossroads Cafe last night, saying “I need to get a shot of this” and looking up at an American flag. He then said in what sounded like a mixture of fascination and amused disgust, […]

Friday, July 8th, 2005

pink and blue

I have in my hand a box of caramel sweets and a bottle of Gatorade, and in my legs the fatigue that follows an intense workout. The clerk at the cash register is reading a magazine and doesn’t look up from it when an old woman in front of me puts a plastic bag on […]

Saturday, July 2nd, 2005

lynch’s jay

Sometimes just looking at birds makes me realize how patently absurd they look with their amputated torsos. I wonder if they think mammals queer with the superfluous appendages, so useless for flight.