Monthly Archives: May 2010

Volunteering: The Presidio

Volunteering is very easy in San Francisco.  For comparison, I’ve only lived in three other cities.  In Madrid, when the phone number actually answered, some volunteering seemed reasonably well organised, but bureaucratic.  It also could mean you risked ending up in a protest movement.  … Continue reading

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Imperial SF

‘If you are going to San Francisco, be sure to wear some flowers in  your hair’ say the Mamas and Papas pop group.   Left wing, libertarian, lots of coffee to drink…peace brother!  San Francisco is supposed to be the antidote to the … Continue reading

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Oil

In Spain in November 2002 an oil tanker called the Prestige broke up in a storm off the Galician coast.  I was unlucky or lucky enough to be covering it for a few international broadcasters.  My strongest memory is wandering along … Continue reading

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