The Life in My Years

An anthology of life

My take on Len-Artist Challenge, A One Lens Walk San Francisco’s Chinatown is one of my favorite places in the Bay Area – maybe even the world. I try to visit Chinatown a couple times a month. When I was young, single, living in The City and didn’t know better I visited multiple times a …

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Anne Sandler hosts this week’s Lens Artists Challenge and has chosen the topic, Local Vistas. I live in Hercules, California, between a range of hills (and the rest of America) to the east and San Francisco to the west. Hercules is what you might call bland suburbia. Strip malls, tract housing and a city council’s …

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Reminiscences of San Francisco’s Little Italy, from the beats to the eats to America’s longest running play.

Ramshackle looking cafe/diners dotted the area.  Places like Susie’s, family owned and looking sketchy on the outside and maybe a little greasy on the inside offered simple fare and good service

My San Francisco is a series of posts that describes my own personal relationship with The City.  My San Francisco pieces might be photo essays; they might be life stories or they could be commentaries.  They might be a combination of some or all three.  My impressions won’t necessarily be paeans to San Francisco; it’s …

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The City doesn’t beckon us back; we simply waiver and then cave.  And so a few short months later I’d fallen in love again.  That’s how it goes.  It’s love/hate/love. 

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