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The most lovable airport?

I had a love/hate relationship with O’Hare Airport in Chicago, where I grew up. On the one hand, even as a child I saw it as a gateway to adventure, the portal that you passed through if you wanted to … Continue reading

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Destination: Barrio Logan

On my last visit to the Public Market in Barrio Logan, I came away dazzled by the potential of the enterprise and delighted by the plans to expand to daily operations by the summer of 2013. Today I learned that … Continue reading

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Cartoon caper

Comic-Con was in full swing at the San Diego convention center, but for real-life immersion in a graphic-novel-style comic adventure, seeing the Saturday night lucha libre match in Tijuana was at least as satisfying. The sport and the subculture surrounding … Continue reading

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San Diego’s Best (Known) Public Place

A friend just sent me a copy of a recently compiled list of the Top 100 Public Spaces in the United States and Canada, and it was gratifying to see Balboa Park in the ninth spot. It is a great … Continue reading

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Back on the Hunt

Blame my little break in blogging about my travels in San Diego on my travels in Ethiopia,  about which I was writing elsewhere. But I’m back on the hunt. Stay tuned.

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Tat City

I’ve never lusted to have someone create indelible drawings on my own skin. But I kind of enjoy looking at other people’s tattoos.  And I have many questions about the larger tattoo culture, e.g.: why has it become so much more mainstream in … Continue reading

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A Meal with a View

Considering how beautiful the coast is between the Scripps Pier and Ocean Beach,  there should be more places to eat where one can also gobble up the view. That’s been my opinion for a long time. So I was delighted to … Continue reading

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Powerless

San Diego is normally a glowing, buzzing, light-filled place, at night as well as during the day, so when the power went out yesterday it transformed the place.  When it started, around 3:40, I assumed that the heat had caused … Continue reading

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The OBecian’s guide to the end of the world

Judgment Day’s a rather overwhelming concept, so I appreciated Shane Finneran’s OB “Rapture” Survival Guide, posted today on The OB Rag. It’s a listing of websites intended to help readers endure the Apocalypse “in style.” (He assumes that any regular visitors … Continue reading

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Burlesque San Diego

I’ve been eager to see a performance of a bit ‘o Burlesque ever since meeting its co-founder Nikki Haritatos. The irrepressible Nikki also directs the San Diego branch of Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School, which I wrote about last September. Last week I … Continue reading

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