This past weekend, a group of friends and I made our inaugural trip to the Sierras to kick off the summer. But May is a fickle month, and while in some years May is a warm and sunny preview of the summer to come, this year it was cold, drizzling, and dreary. Though our cabin is quite small and usually depends heavily on the use of the deck for accommodating large groups of people, we managed […]
When I was twenty three, I moved into a post-1906 earthquake building in the Cow Hollow neighborhood in San Francisco. The flat was a funny mixture of old and not-so-old, as old rental buildings tend to be. While the built-in cabinets in the living room had been covered in 1970’s-era faux wood paneling, an unfortunate consequence of a misguided attempt at “modernizing,” no one had ever bothered to improve upon the insulation in the walls. […]
California in winter is a strange mix of endless rain and fog with bright, piercing cold days when the light is crisp and crystalline. After the storms right before the holidays, we’ve been given a jeweled handful of these sunny days, and they’ve interjected some optimistic energy into my footsteps, a harbinger of a bright and clear year to come.