Monthly Archives: July 2011

Pony Talk and Donuts

I drove up to Del Mar this morning, parked at the racetrack for free, walked in the gates for free, helped myself to a free cup of coffee and chocolate donut with sprinkles, and settled down to listen to three … Continue reading

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Ye Olde Comic Days

Among my few regrets in life is that I never went to any of the early Comic-Cons.  I couldn’t have attended the very first one — held in March of 1970 in the basement of the El Cortez Hotel — because it … Continue reading

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A Grand Canal

Speaking (as I was in my last post) of things in San Diego that function like sci-fi Transporters — zapping one to a distant land without burning fossil fuels — I can highly recommend the current photo exhibition at the … Continue reading

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A Taste of Africa

Mostly I try to focus on San Diego experiences in this blog. But some San Diego experiences connect me with more distant and exotic places. An example is the cooking class I took last Sunday afternoon.  It was taught by Olivia Laryea, a … Continue reading

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Ship Ahoy!

I paid a visit to San Salvador Village Sunday morning. This one was not located in Central America but rather at the west end of Spanish Landing Park on San Diego Bay. The San Salvador was the vessel that carried Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo and … Continue reading

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Mr. Burkle’s Garden

Far be it from me to say what’s the most eye-popping mansion in San Diego County, but  Ron Burkle’s clifftop La Jolla Farms villa certainly would be on any short list of candidates. It also stands out for its relative … Continue reading

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A Visit to the Depot

I can suggest at least two reasons for paying a visit to the new Restaurant Depot in Barrio Logan.  Even though a sign next to the entrance sternly declares that it is “Not Open to the Public,” that seems to mean … Continue reading

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