San Francisco’s genius loci might be called â€śtolerance, innovation, and testing the limitsâ€ť, the product ofÂ a unique combination of conditions from the early days of the city’s lightning fast growth in connection with the Gold Rush. These include San Franciscoâ€™s remoteness from the rest of the world at the time of its initial development, the […]Read more Posted in: Cultural, Historic | Tagged with: culture, Italian-American, san francisco.
On a recent perfectly sunny, crisp fall afternoon in San Francisco, I joined an expedition of 15 fellow travelers at City Lights Books for a most unusual walking tour. Â The event was one of many others in the Carnivale Pataphysique, a “divergent inquiry exploring the anomalous antinomial syzygy of the clinamen of Pataphysics.” Or, Â less […]Read more Posted in: Cultural, News | Tagged with: City Lights, Dada.
When I was 16 years old, I read â€śBe Here Nowâ€ť by Ram Dass, a book that was then all the rage in certain circles.Â Â An impressionable adolescent, its message touched me deeply.Â For all the additional study and sophisticated scholarship I have pursued since that time, the core message of â€śBe Here Nowâ€ť framed […]Read more Posted in: News | Tagged with: guide, travel, yoga.