I’m taking in WordCamp San Francisco this weekend via live stream. I attended the 2-day WordPress developer conference back in 2010 live and in person. I got to hear WordPress founder Matt Mullenweg speak as the keynote and I was very impressed and walked away feeling pretty inspired about all things WP. This year I opted to give the live streaming option a try and kicked off my two-day WP semi-binge in some comfy sweats with a cup of hot coffee! I heart the web. Click the link below to read my thoughts about the first talk I attended.
From the annals of stuff you don’t see every day I bring you this fantastic and entertaining shot. Any guesses as to where you might find such a work of art? I’ll give you a tip: It’s NOT from the movie set of any of the Honey, I Shrunk the Kids films. Lol.
I had the opportunity this past weekend to participate in an advanced screening of Love is Strange starring John Lithgow, Alfred Molina, and Marisa Tomei. It was held at the Delancey Street Screening Room, which I didn’t know existed, at 600 The Embarcadero in San Francisco. The film is directed by Iran Sachs, there was a Q&A with the director after the film, and the screening was in partnership with the Karpel Group.
In what I would gather to be a marketing move, the newly minted Silicon Valley Pride takes place in San Jose, California this weekend. This year’s theme is “honoring our past and securing our future.”
While working in San Francisco yesterday I had the opportunity to visit the National AIDS Memorial Grove in Golden Gate Park. This was probably one of the most powerful and awe-inspiring places and experience I’ve had in recent years. I reflected, I prayed, and I wept for the memory and the souls that have been affected by this world-wide pandemic.
I’m spending some time in and around Golden Gate Park in San Francisco today because the de Young Museum is free of admission on Friday nights between the hours of 5pm and 9:45pm. I’ve never been so I’m super excited to go and I decided to office in the area. First order of business, of course, is to find a Starbucks or a coffee shop where I can park and WiFi and post my blogs.
Exhibition marks 50 years since infamous LIFE article
Fifty years ago, an infamous LIFE magazine article catapulted San Francisco into national consciousness as the “gay capital” of America. Titled “Homosexuality In America,” the article represented tensions between the larger culture’s notions of queerness and what was emerging into open view in San Francisco.
I dressed like that for about ten years, roughly 72 – 82; wore it everywhere I went – just loved that style – then my drinking got out of control and I lost my job & my home – had to stay with an uncle until I got my sh*t together – moved a couple of times & now I’m retired, but I don’t live in the San Francisco Bay Area anymore –
It’s Pride weekend in San Francisco and the City will be alive with visitors, parties, and celebration. Pride is a beautiful thing. It’s empowering. It’s energizing. It’s eclectic. We have so much to be proud about.