Zen in Marin: Sightseeing in California’s Marin County

Muir Woods

As with every experience, there is the beginning and the goal – and then there is the experience itself. Followed quickly by a sense of accomplishment, I never realize what I am being guided to when I start out, and a quest is all about finding yourself in quiet and stillness. When I set […]

San Francisco’s Noe Valley


I was reminded of the saying from Lao Tsu, “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step”. The next “step in my journey” around San Francisco began with one of the smaller neighborhoods. It is not as far away as the outer sunset district, but it is close enough to have […]

Homage to an Oscar Winner: Oakland

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Oakland’s Fentons Creamery in Pixar film ‘Up’

Recent Oscar Winner, “Animated Feature” used the product placement to support their story line, and included scenes in “Up” to add more local flavor to the vision of life and personal goals for a young scout, Russel, and a retired zoo worker Mr. Frederickson. I was taken […]

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