The San Francisco Adventure


For All The Henrys

"Oh, you bought coffee beans! Thank you! Wait, why did you buy these ones? "Henry's Blend?" Was it because the cat on the package looks sort of like Sadie?"

"No, it was because Henry seemed like the kind of guy who'd have a good blend."


Some time later:


"Did you enjoy your coffee?"

"Yes, it was great, thanks."

"Do you know what you enjoyed about it?"

"Uh, I think it was maybe ... the half and half?"

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Only In The Tenderloin, Never In Bangkok

First of all, thank you so much for all your wonderful comments and e-mails on the Memorial Day post. Thank you for sharing these personal strands of your history with someone you've never met, for trusting your fragile fragments of family lore to a person who is really, for all intents and purposes, still just a voice inside the computer. I feel like each of you handed me not a story but a four-leaf clover, a bird's nest, a perfectly-formed bubble, and said "here is something precious; look after it." And I will. Thank you all so much again.

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Oh, I've Got More Trash For You Than A Glad Bag On Garbage Day

Well, well, well, here we all are again for Secret Bachelor Wednesday---look, I've just given up on aiming for Secret Bachelor Tuesday, alright? I have a job now---and I've got my large glass of Baileys, and you've got your...well, whatever gets you through. I've also got a very large bar of Symphony chocolate, presented to me by Sean "because you were cranky."

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