The Bridge

August 16, 2015

Published in The Berkeley Times August 13, 2015:

The Bridge
For 5-6 billion, one digit more or less,
Glistening pearls dance
Fronting the sun’s magenta swath
Thin fog-line enveloping the Farallons.
A tedious, horrific jam evokes
The glimmering necklace hung above choppy water,
A necklace of elegance I wish I could
Drape around your silky neck.
As fiery October cirrus
Silently proclaim peace and
For just that moment, the love I feel for you,
The fading life and light of day,
So healthy you
Detestably fragile I.
The moment shattered by
Pragmatic analysis and raw solution.



Deterioration and Hope

August 16, 2015

20150523_175539Too many visits to Summit Hospital this year.
My list of meds is now over 20.
I feel like I am slipping down the sides of a damn muddy pit and can’t seem to scramble over the top.
Whine, Whine, Whine!

So- I’m dropping lbs. Working out, Walking through the Redwoods with Duke, Max, Lucy and Ruby- my rotational “Best Friends” and will begin to bike again.
Aleso and I are walking the course. Golf is already on the upswing as I broke 80 for the first time in a year.

Writing, Writing, Writing.
Time to send this stuff out.

Savannah- The Warehouse

December 14, 2014

Stopped at the Warehouse in Savannah for some old-time rock band and beer fest-

Big-Door-Burgers-MenuWarehouse in Savannah - The GutBusterSandwiches-and-Dogs-MenuWarehouse- heart healthyHad to show you all the menu items- check out the “special” offerings!

Ed from Bette's DinerIt’s a bit of a trip, but so worth the effort! Got to 4th Street just past University in Bezerkely at about 9:15. Late for us- and for Bette’s. There was a group waiting both in and out (balmy weather for the last week in November) but Ed (25 years working strong) offered us a counter seat within 5 minutes.

Food rips out at light speed from Trudy- 30 years slinging hash -and Benjamin, a near-novice with “only” twelve years on the job. Employees tend to stay a long time at their positions and the quality of service and food reflects their commitment. And “hash” this ain’t. Try gourmet yet homey breakfasts and lunches.

Aleso and I have had the pleasure of eating their wonderful offerings for over 30 years. Never have we been disappointed. Each day’s specials are just that- “special.” And if their filling breakfasts aren’t enough, how about scones, morning buns, or various delectable pastries to go? Still hungry? Slide into their adjacent deli-type store and the choices abound for lunch or take-home dinners. Lots of things to bake at home also.

Address- 1807 – 4th Street in Berkeley just north of University Ave. Lots of shops to walk around and check out in the area before or after eating.


And for Bette’s website- full of great info:

Check out Trudy and Benjamin in action- so fast, so efficient, so expert! Without a doubt- best in the Bay Area!

Trudy and Benjamin


November 17, 2012


King’s Creek- Stimulator 18 inches above a maroon hair’s ear emerger size 16. Got lucky and caught 10 fish out of one pool. All 6-12 inches

Tommy Finnegan Mysteries

November 13, 2012

In Shades of New York, Tommy Finnegan,
a hard-nosed ex-police detective, is tough,
edgy and resilient. Finnegan faces a
renegade niece of a mafia crime boss
before being dragged into Wall Street’s
hidden world of the multi-trillion-dollar Fixed
Income and Investment Banking markets.


In The Igorot, Finnegan must connect the Bontoc Igorot headhunters from the 18th century to the suicide death of his close friend while trying to save his relationship with Allison Whitney.


Mendocino Coast

November 13, 2012

Mendocino Coast

So much beauty- hard to believe murder could happen here !