Lots of visitors to our humble abode in recent weeks and through the month. I like how this turns us into tourists in our own hometown (thanks for that idea Ms. Stella!)
I also like turning people’s ideas of Oakland upside down; all the “is it safe” trepidation. I’ve updated my Inspired in Oakland page with statistics, press, & perceptions. A friend says ‘let folks continue thinking all of this nonsense about Oakland, so that we won’t get any more crowded.” It’s true; the papers keep saying that more people are moving to Oakland than to San Fran now. Either way, I prefer to show folks all the beauty of my town.
Spring weather & a running race on the lake last weekend. Lake Merritt is one of just a handful of tidally influenced, salt water lakes in the world. It’s about 3.3 miles round.
Signs of Spring- what’s for sale from local farms at the Oakland Farmer’s market;
Off to the Mission! The best Fish tacos (salmon) at our favorite La Coroneta, in SF.
And something we’ve never done before…the ferry to Alcatraz on a très foggy-turned-sunny afternoon~
…wondering did the 3 who escaped ever reach shore, anywhere?
Digging Hope 6:52
Companions in hope, blood, crime-
adjacent cells sharing spoons, digging slow
until thick fog clouds sting all fingers still,
a blanket enveloping night, while 4 scrape
air ducts clear, concrete crumbling fast beneath
sink-to-shaft, growing softer each year
finally yielding into the desperate frigid bay,