Cool event y costume contest, tomorrow sunday in oakland by farley’s coffee:
›› Greeting Bay Area Farley’s Community!It’s time again for our annual Bike Parade and Costume contest!Sunday, Oct 25th we will be meeting outside Farley’s East at 33 Grand Ave in Oakland at 11:00am.
At one point not so long ago, I knew how to embed FB posts, i’m a bit outdated+inactive regarding the FB world, but here is the link with additional details: facebook.com/events/144068319277365/
Just wanted to give a congratulatory shut out to local author, activist, friend Michael Helquist’s recent book launch ×
Marie Elqui: Radical Politics and Outlaw Passions (Sept. 2015) Oregon State University Press which describes: Marie Equi is a finely written, rigorously researched account of a woman of consequence, who one fellow-activist considered “the most interesting woman that ever lived in this state, certainly the most fascinating, colorful, and flamboyant.” This much-anticipated biography will engage anyone interested in Pacific Northwest history, women’s studies, the history of lesbian and gay rights, and the personal demands of political activism. It is the inspiring story of a singular woman who was not afraid to take risks, who refused to compromise her principles in the face of enormous opposition and adversity, and who paid a steep personal price for living by her convictions.
If you are in SF or the Portland area please go see his author talks, Michael is a superb writer and a fantastic speaker, I found myself quickly surrounded in all of Marie Elqui’s stories, and if you are a history buff, you will love the facts throughout it all.
Michael and I met via the bloggie-internets and it was so great to collaborate on two fun series a handful of years ago. Back in 2009/2010, he had already begun research for the book as I recall hearing about it fairly frequently during our coffee get togethers. A big thank you for letting me know via email about his upcoming author presentation/talks.
Below is a quick foto of Michael during the Q+A at his presentation in early October at the San Francisco main library.
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As much as I am a library mouse, I had yet to be in the beautiful LGBT Hormel center. Just beautiful, I highly recommend it. Failed to write down the info of the rollerderby photos currently showing, my bad. They were super cool.
Next SF presentation is:
GLBT Historical Society Museum — Nov. 4, 7pm, 4127 18th Street @Castro, San Francisco, Free and open to the public.
Check out the upcoming Oct+Nov dates (SF, Berkeley, Portland) here ➵ michaelhelquist.com
Up next in the near future for me are: Elvis Costello, Patti Smith, Carrie Brownstein, and (hopefully) Isabel Allende : )
and again, congrats Michael!
a deep perspective instrumental to continue,
through untamed oceans
lots of time alongside,
some days are good,
some very sad and angry,
some days are not understood.
find inner peace
stand in the sun
be ok in the dark,
the common search online will tell you they are known for their waffles, but i prefer to go into a place, order some coffee not to-go, absorb and observe. not everything is dictated by a google search, you know.
exploring a new coffee place (for me, though linea opened in 2013?) in the belly hurricane of scaffolding and changes is not my favorite weekend activity but once in awhile is needed to sit there and watch life moving at speedlight as you blink.
espresso was delicious.
i took this picture almost exactly 7 years ago, september 27th, 2008.
the picture above of the red cup, i’m standing inside of this window.
hope to take a before and after picture from its same angle on my next visit.
ps. their website is cute, i think (pretty sure) the illustrator behind this is the awesome wendy macnaughton.
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