Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Photo Finish

From the 1840s to the 1940s, horse racing at Ingleside, Tanforan and Bay Meadows saw some of the liveliest competition on the West Coast. Thoroughbred Racing Commentary looks at The lost tracks of the San Francisco Bay Area.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Rastafari History

Sunday, February 08, 2015


Wednesday, February 04, 2015

City College Art and Music

My friend's mother teaches song and dance at City College of San Francisco, and she says that the reprieve regarding accreditation is conditioned on cutting art and music programs.

Having taught singing and dancing at CCSF for forty years, she is afraid that arts and music majors will have nowhere to go if this happens.
As essential forms of communication, practiced by all civilizations in the history of humankind, she is baffled at this attitude that excludes these forms of human expression.

Sunday, February 01, 2015

Peace Power Revolution

The revolutionary 1960s were challenging for us as American teenagers, and bewildering for our parents. Feminism, racial equality, and rejection of religion set us apart from their generation. Social phenomena that unfolded during my high school years alone (1967-70) were astounding: