Paris, 29 March

A busy day at the Palais Royal, one of my favorite places in this lovely and still livable city. Originally the home of Cardinal Richelieu, it housed royalty until the revolution, and many notables since, including Colette and Cocteau (not in the same apartment). There are two distinct sections enclosed by offices, the Comedie Francaise, … Continue reading Paris, 29 March

A Letter from Barbara Lane

Dear friends and family: Yesterday I resigned from the JCCSF.  I had planned a community panel, to take place on February 8, in response to President Trump’s executive order on immigration with representatives from the ACLU, American-Islamic Society, a rabbi who would speak about the Jewish experience with exclusion, and an immigration attorney working with … Continue reading A Letter from Barbara Lane

Getting To Know You – Quickly

It’s quite a challenge: an 826 Valencia podcasting field trip with high school students who have written letters to the president-elect. The object is to take these letters and turn them into two minute essays the students will record and 826 will podcast. The challenge is to get to know this student in a hurry … Continue reading Getting To Know You – Quickly

The Worst Week – Ever

I’m trying, trying to escape the pit of despair. I’m not doing very well. Went to a march in Golden Gate Park organized by the folks who run the Richmond District Blog. Lovely day. Nice people. All on the same side, happy to be together aligned against the dark side. Didn’t help. There is no denying what … Continue reading The Worst Week – Ever