Midnight in Chowchilla or How not to drive an Electric Car


I want to thank to good people of Tulare and Visalia, California, who generously offered to help me in an emergency. I use Gig car share in Sacramento and their fleet of Electric Chevrolet Bolts. While I have driven quite a few electric vehicles (EV) I wanted to know what its like living with one.Continue reading “Midnight in Chowchilla or How not to drive an Electric Car”

Bus Travel Sacramento “Its better than you think” Flixbus vs Greyhound vs Megabus


Airline Travel SUCKS!   Long lines, uncomfortable seats.  Caged Chickens are treated more humanely.  All this stress sometimes leads to  passengers turning on passengers. Train Travel is slow and expensive. In the last few years, busing has seen a resurgence in the United States, Canada and Europe.  New Bus companies offering express intercity travel These newContinue reading “Bus Travel Sacramento “Its better than you think” Flixbus vs Greyhound vs Megabus”

Wednesday Afternoon at the Cal Neva Casino


Picture: Google  The glory days of Reno as gaming city has long past. For years RENO was the destination for gambling and  by the mid 50’s  the city was surpassed by Las Vegas as the largest gaming destination in the United States. There are more closed hotels and casinos on Reno’s Virginia Street than open.Continue reading “Wednesday Afternoon at the Cal Neva Casino”

Zero to 17


Stretch ouch step, step ouch pull, step ouch my back, Step ok pull.How have I’ve done it over the years. I weighed more then, as ran through airports all over the world. Atlanta’s Hartfield, Denver International.  Charles de Gaulle in Paris. With my necessaries under my arm. PC’s, tablets, phones, meds, toiletries, books and aContinue reading “Zero to 17”

Disco Nights At “Dance Your Ass off Incorporated, San Francisco”


                It wasn’t about smoking, buying a drink, I just wanted to dance. My roommate Jennifer introduced me to Disco.  She had this wild fascination with drag queen’s, especially black drag Queens.   At one forty five am, we would walk down street to the Foster’s Restaurant at PolkContinue reading “Disco Nights At “Dance Your Ass off Incorporated, San Francisco””

#metoo Consider the man?


Believe the woman! I am a supporter of the #meetoo movement.  For hundreds of years men, have abused women, at home, school and in the work place simply because they could.   I was one of those men who remained silent because speaking up could damage my upward mobility.   Many women suffered in silence for thoseContinue reading “#metoo Consider the man?”

daring to listen (Political Addition)


  Lets be clear the nation IS divided.  It’s Democrats against the Republicans and Fox News against other cable networks. The polarization between the two parties has grinded our government to halt, our government isn’t working.  Most of the states have closed primaries not only binding the hands of voters but severely limit the reach of politicians.Continue reading “daring to listen (Political Addition)”

Teetering at the edge ( activist overload )


  I’m a baby boomer from the San Francisco Bay Area.  I’ve been involved in politics since I was fifteen years old.   I was fascinated by the students who attended UC Berkeley.  At 15, 16, the students treated me like an equal. Their passion was contagious. I participated in protests throughout the Bay Area.Continue reading “Teetering at the edge ( activist overload )”

Just because it zips………….


Remember this Oprah? If your under 35 probably not.  This Oprah went on a liquid diet and lost a ton of weight.  In the wagon is fat, the fat represents the weight she lost. The fat she hoped was gone forever.  Look at those jeans, the belt, her posture, I’m sure, as she was gettingContinue reading “Just because it zips………….”

Another One For Sacramento


Sometimes you have to leave home to appreciate home.   The unfortunate violence in Milwaukee last weekend reminded me of a strange night in Milwaukee a few years ago. Milwaukee lives in the shadow of Chicago.  Much like Sacramento and San Francisco. It was a weekend with friends ,this was my second visit to MilwaukeeContinue reading “Another One For Sacramento”