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I have lived in my new spot for less than a week now and I am madly in love. I have come a long way from living in an emotional suitcase. But even during the shit show that is moving and unpacking I realized I am very simple when it comes to what makes me feel comfortable.

I immediately hung all my hats on the wall near the closet. For one, I mean, I love hats. But also friends always reach for them during wine induced dance parties which happened on Friday. (The first inaugural carpet spill happened at the same time. No one is surprised.)

I put photographs, artwork and quotes around the apartment within the first few hours of getting the keys.

Lighting yummy candles is so good too… My mom slipped this diptyque one (my favorite) in a box of stuff she had left for me before they headed up to Canada. The scent completely overtakes the smell of new cabinets and fresh paint.

And flowers. Sunflowers and orchids from people who came to see the new spot. Adds a little life to the place.

I need to put up curtains. I need to get the cracked window fixed. I need to find where to do laundry since there aren’t machines in the building.

But none of that really matters right now. I am home. And it feels so good.

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Reflections on Janis Joplin

“The thing that really got me about Janis the most, was how liberated she was. She stood in that power even though it was kind of that platform of blues of being completely tormented, that enabled her to just stand there and let it go at a time when woman were not doing that…she just came out in the completely undone, unwrapped way and I think spoke right out of a woman’s soul. Directly.” - Ann Wilson

“The thing about Janis is that she just looked so unique, an ugly duckling dressed as a princess, fearlessly so. Seeing her live (Blossom Music Center, Richfield, Ohio 1970) was like watching a boxing match. Her performance was so in your face and electrifying that it really put you right there in the moment. There you were living your nice little life in the suburbs and suddenly there was this train wreck, and it was Janis.” - Chrissie Hynde

“I remember thinking that Janis Joplin sang like Mae West talked. When I first heard the primal scream in ‘Piece Of My Heart,’ I was hooked. ‘Cheap Thrills,’ Janis ‘Live’ with Big Brother And The Holding Company, was one of my all time faves. During the ‘whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa’s’ in ‘Combination Of Two,’ I couldn’t help but go to the mirror and pretend I was a wild woman like Janis, in a rock band.” - Joan Jett

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Delivering the Goods.

Talleres Populares 28 de Junio

Photography by Larry Jones.

Lilac Alley @ 24th Street in San Francisco, Ca

They had a show at Artillery on Mission St. Some of the art is still showing.

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Traveling 4 Food: San Francisco | Cotogna, a Reprise

I received a surprise call from a friend asking if I wanted to meet him for dinner after he got off work. I said yes and that’s how we ended up at Cotogna, the casual sister to Quince (cotogna is Italian for quince). Chef Michael Tusk just has a deft hand when it comes to fresh, hand made pasta and I always enjoy the meals I have here. So obviously, pasta is the way to go, although their steak is pretty damn awesome too as it is cooked in their wood fired grill. 

We started with the bruschetta - fava beans, because they were in season and are truly a labor of love to make and burrata because it’s just a deliciously silky cheese. 

After this snack, we moved on to the big guns. We started with a house take on cacio e pepe, a simple Roman pasta made Pecorino Romano cheese and black pepper. They swapped out the spaghetti for a macaroni.

Next we had an agnolotti stuffed with pork, veal and rabbit, I think. It was delicious spiced with a little sage. This is one of my favorite pastas here. And you don’t need much - there’s so much flavor in every little morsel. 

Last but not least we had a stuffed pasta (tortellini maybe?) with seasonal spring peas. So clean and fresh. 


Cotogna | 490 Pacific Avenue, San Francisco, CA