Monthly Archives: November 2005

Whose Surf?

Serious, or just Art? (See the rock that says, “Locals Only”)

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Limits of Enchantment

Fern, assistant to an eccentric midwife, is “just gone” when she hears the heartbeat of an unborn baby; she is “just gone” when she walks through the forest, letting in all the natural sounds and smells, sensualsations that transport her … Continue reading

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More of Me, Roger & Meryl

Here’s one of the photos Roger Ressmeyer (, took of Meryl Streep at the San Francisco Symphony in the early 1980s. I was there to “interview” the great actress (see previous posts!). L-R: Leon Fleisher, Meryl Streep and Edo … Continue reading

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Magnificent Sky: El Granada Morning

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Surfing Alert/Breakwater at El Granada Beach

Photo is of John Morrall, at left and Chuck Bodin, at right. At about 9:30 a.m., Sunday morning, the waves are about 2-3 feet, waist to shoulder, “fair”. (Click on image to enlarge)

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Genuine Cat With Fake Xmas Tree

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Half Moon Bay's City Hall Has Small Town Charm

Not much has changed at City Hall: Top Photo, 1970s. Bottom Photo, Thanksgiving 2005

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Surfing Alert

All the places are closed out (too windy) on the Coastside–except El Granada Beach and that’s where the action is. Looked like the waves were being blown away to me—but still a beautiful, vibrant blue day.

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R.I.Knapp/Half Moon Bay's Inventive Genius

R.I. Knapp, Photo San Mateo County History Museum, Redwood City Legend has it that in the 1870s when the inventive genius Robert Israel (“R.I.”) Knapp moved to the close-knit Coastside, Half Moon Bay had more watering holes than anything else–and … Continue reading

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An Artist Visits Miramar in the 1970s

In the late 1970s many artists turned up in Miramar to meet Coastside photographer Michael Powers and the geodesic dome he built and furnished in his own special style. One of them was the artist Bridge Beardslee, who, in 1978, … Continue reading

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