First Cup Of The Year

Happy New Year 2023

First outing, coffee shop, credit card transaction, cup of coffee of 2023 is:

Peet’s Castro! A small cup of featured medium roast “Cafe Domingo”.

Window seating.

First photo memory via Google Photos is from 8 years ago. It was a fabulous joy ride and visit to Koh Larn, a small paradise Island off the coast of Pattaya Thailand:


Peet’s On Earth

Yes it was fairly warm, quiet and peaceful inside Peet’s Coffee Castro on this cold, wet, dreary San Francisco day.

While sipping my coffee and perusing my messages, look what I found:

photo: Queer_Monkey_Photography IG

A message from my spy in Pattaya, Thailand along with a picture showing things are swinging back to full force in the land of smiles, warmth and sunshine.

The Concerned Photographer –Anthony Friedken

Perhaps I’m too old, but I don’t recall that “queer” had the same context it does today.

No matter. Anthony Friedkin’s “Gay Essay” was a hot show at the DeYoung Museum SF in 2014. Here’s a poignant look into his work, and a time when homosexuality was illegal, and “queer” was a fighting word.

I thought I was on Mars

Looking out my window about this time one year ago, at about 10:30 a.m.

The sky was a bloody orange from all the smoke from the wildfires.

I’m just glad I didn’t bring any children into this filthy greedy mercenary short-sighted drying up from climate change world.