Monthly Archives: June 2010

Iraq Video

This is a rant. Should these sorts of rants end up here? I’m no military expert but maybe the more who write about this in a responsible way the better. The arrest of Bradley Manning, the Army Intelligence analyst accused … Continue reading

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Pacific Heights – SF City Guides Tour

We’ve become San Francisco City Guides addicts! The third, free, guided tour we have attended in as many weeks was with Steve Wille who takes groups around Pacific Heights on a reconnoiter of the mansions. Steve told some funny jokes.   One of … Continue reading

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Nob Hill – SF City Guides Tour

On the tour of Nob Hill (the word nob,  you have to laugh! In Australia, a nob is a wanker, a snob, an elitist, a general prick – so maybe we got the Australian definition of nob from Nob Hill?) – what … Continue reading

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The Richmond – SF City Guides Tour

Who was Graham Marsh? On a guided tour with the mild-mannered, impressively knowledgeable and equally modest Peter Field, we found out that Graham Marsh was responsible for naming the area where we (my wife and I) live: the Richmond. In … Continue reading

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SF City Guides Statue Proposal

The San Francisco City Guides are volunteers who take walking tours around the famous and infamous areas of the city by the bay.  From a control center in a windowless room in the public library an incredible thirty different tours … Continue reading

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