November 14th, 2011

great blue heron flying

The Presidio

I love exploring and reading the history of the Presidio in SF.   Yesterday I walked with a friend through trees as our eyes and hearts expanded on views.  We checked out Andy Goldsworthy's Spire and "Wood Line" which I thought was a snake.  We read the history and enjoyed the views of Marin from the cemetery.  We could see to Muir Beach.   We met very few people and it was hard to believe as we walked and sat under trees that we were in the city.

There are respites to be found.

http://www.presidio.gov/experiences/goldsworthy.htm

Before we walked, we enjoyed brunch at Namu:
 http://www.namusf.com/html/namu.html

Thumbs up!
space - cat's eye nebula

oratory

I'm reading a book on public speaking.  I like these quotes.


Today's public figures can no longer write their own speeches or books, and there is some evidence that they can't read them either.

- Gore Vidal



Commencement speeches were invented largely in the belief that outgoing college students should never be released into the world until they have been properly sedated.

- G.B. Trudeau



The best way to sound like you know what you're talking about is to know what you're talking about.

- Author unknown.