Life Style & Travel

Break-Up (3)

UNITED STATES—Yes, then and there, after I saw the Slavic blondie beat up the cheeky young Black kid, I vowed never to go back to the smoke shop with the green cross ever again. It actually turned out quite the contrary. The whole unexplained incident with the weight of a mystery. The isolated moments witnessed, taken together, surpassed my...

Schedule Bloom For Every Season

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UNITED STATES—Early spring bloom is best. That is simply how the schedule of the majority of flowers works. The priority of flowers is pollination. Pollination is necessary for the production of seed. The production of seed and any associated fruit takes time. Seed, whether contained within fruit or not, then disperses before winter. After soaking and chilling through winter,...

San Francisco Indian Restaurant Besharam To Temporarily Close

SAN FRANCISCO—On Sunday, August 30, Gujarati restaurant Besharam, located in San Francisco's Dogpatch neighborhood, became the latest local restaurant to announce its indefinite closure due to the economic pressure from the COVID-19 pandemic. La Cocina star Heena Patel and celebrity chef Daniel Patterson collaborated to open the restaurant in May 2018. Less than a year later, Patel broke ties with...

SF’s Moroccan Restaurant Opens Outdoor Dining

SAN FRANCISCO— Moroccan restaurant Aziza has started outdoor dining near Geary Boulevard in San Francisco’s Richmond District, after its closure of indoor dining due to the COVID-19 pandemic. An owner and Michelin-starred chef Mourad Lahlou of Aziza announced it opens outdoor dining on their website. "~BIG NEWS~ aziza's parklet is NOW open for DINNER Wednesday through Sunday BRUNCH on Saturday & Sunday!!!" Dinner is...

The Break-Up (2)

UNITED STATES—I did something out of character when I saw the White man chase the Black man into the gutter and out of sight behind the regal truck cab. I broke into a run to see what was going on. Not out of morbid curiosity, mind you. My run was motivated by concern that a person here might be...

The Diet Evolution

UNITED STATES—I probably should NOT be using the word diet, but for this column so be it. It actually has become a lifestyle change for me. Since March I took drastic changes to eliminate unhealthy items from my eating habits. The thing about giving up something that you crave is that it is quite difficult for the first week...

Weather Is All About Climate

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UNITED STATES—Weather has no thermostat. There is no automation. It is naturally variable. Weather is constantly changing like, well . . . the weather. We take what we get when we get it. It is impossible to predict how this summer will end. Others in the Northern Hemisphere are already getting ready for autumn. It is likely to arrive...

Break-Up (Part 1)

UNITED STATES—In a time like this, you get by on your vices. One of mine is ganja. I initially thought this was going to be a three-doobie pandemic, when we began in April. Now it is February and I have lost count. I was going to go Saturday night to pick up a gram or three from the smoke shop...

Cable TV With Nothing To Watch

UNITED STATES—Nothing is more frustrating than spending hundreds of dollars each month for content and to never have anything worth watching on Cable TV. It is frustrating as hell America, and my Cable provider bugs me to high heavens not focusing on providing a decent rate and ensuring the consumer receives ample content in the process. I probably spend over...

Mission Restaurant, “CatHead’s BBQ,” Closes Permanently

SAN FRANCISCO—Takeout and delivery orders were not enough to prevent CatHead’s BBQ restaurant located on 1665 Folsom Street in the northern Mission District, from losing the bulk of its business and ultimately closing permanently. CatHead’s BBQ was featured on the Food Network, and has 1,875 followers on Instagram.  Owners Richard Park, and his wife, Pam, were inspired by their memories...
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