Drawing A Blank Today

I can’t think of anything interesting to post on the blog today, and the policy is to post every day.  Maybe a San Francisco photo which very few people associate with San Francisco will come to the rescue.  It has been posted on this blog before, but that was weeks ago. This picture was taken on the Embarcadero, South of Market Street. The Bay Bridge is in the background. Continue reading Drawing A Blank Today

Oh, Gross.

I skipped the Trump-Clinton debate last night, but kept track of what people were saying on social media. Is anyone still undecided? I’m in the habit of voting for the Democratic candidate for President (and for most other offices), and for a long time I’ve been pretty clear on Donald Trump being a monster.  Besides, last night’s debate was expected to be one more Trump Freak Show.  A bunch of people besides me must have felt justified sitting this one out. My Twitter pals generally agree on politics.  When we post opinions, we’re preaching to the choir, so to speak. … Continue reading Oh, Gross.

Feline Empowerment For Women

Please accept my apologies in advance if you find anything in this post offensive.  It is written carefully because it addresses a tender subject.  However, the so-called art project at the end of the post won’t be to everyone’s taste because it’s motivated by anger.  It’s the type of anger I hope a lot of people share, too.  You don’t need experience being sexually harassed or assaulted to feel the rage.  You don’t need to be a woman, either.  Dammit! I empathize with the women who have been humiliated by Donald Trump, and know how it feels because I’ve had … Continue reading Feline Empowerment For Women

Narcissism: It’s Not Just For Breakfast Anymore!

We should be careful not to assume we’ve learned everything from a small amount of information. That said, the October 2016 issue of Psychology Today magazine has two thought-provoking articles on narcissism which are worth looking at.  One appears in abridged form on the magazine’s website, and the other, as far as I can tell, is in its entirety. Please consider reading the print edition.  In the meantime, here’s a link to the issue’s cover story, written by Rebecca Webber: https://www.psychologytoday.com/articles/201609/the-real-narcissists?collection=1093092 Continue reading Narcissism: It’s Not Just For Breakfast Anymore!

Reservations About Penn Station Plan

On October 2, I shared a New York Times post about the proposal for rebuilding Penn Station in NYC.  The article sounded optimistic, but now some people who have scrutinized the plan are questioning whether it’s practical. Here’s a link to the DNA Info article: https://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20161004/midtown/penn-station-farley-moinyhan-cuomo-regional-plan-association Continue reading Reservations About Penn Station Plan

A Plan To Rebuild Penn Station

Most of us never saw the original Pennsylvania Station in New York City.  It was regarded as a highly functional architectural gem when it opened in 1910, but fifty-three years later the station was closed and demolished.  Then it was replaced by something “less respected,” to put it tactfully. About thirty years ago (that’s a guess.  I don’t recall the year), Jacqueline Kennedy and some of her high-profile friends prevented the same thing from happening to Grand Central Terminal, and I’ve been grateful each time I’ve been in the terminal. Politicians have been kicking around the idea of starting over … Continue reading A Plan To Rebuild Penn Station