“One of the basic human requirements is the need to dwell, and one of the central human acts is the act of inhabiting, of connecting ourselves, however temporarily, with a place on the planet which belongs to us and to which we belong.” Charles Moore, School of Architecture, UCLA Having been in San Francisco for … Continue reading On (not) leaving San Francisco
I found this sign when walking around the Portrero Hill neighborhood in San Francisco. Making some tiny edits, I turned this into a sign that reflects the “passive-aggressive” nature of the city I call home now.
November 20, 2020, San Francisco
A few weeks ago, I got a chance to go up on the roof of the only high-rise buildings in the Mission District in San Francisco to enjoy the sunset. It was a beautiful evening – setting sun, perfect pinks, some fog, and a less hectic city. But what stood out for me was the … Continue reading Changing Mission
“A wise god shrouds the future in obscure darkness.” Horace San Francisco this morning has been under dense fog advisory, and rightfully so. The ash and smoke from the wildfires overwhelming California and the Northwestern United States are only compounding the problems. Portland and San Francisco have the worst air quality anywhere in the world. … Continue reading San Francisco under a shroud
“What I need is perspective. The illusion of depth, created by a frame, the arrangement of shapes on a flat surface. Perspective is necessary. Otherwise, there are only two dimensions. Otherwise, you live in the moment. Which is not where I want to be.” ― Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale I could smell the smoke. I … Continue reading From a distance