Category Archives: Family

Mugged in El Cerrito CA

My mother was mugged today.  I should say there was an attempt to mug her but she fought back.  In El friggin’ Cerrito.  She spent most of her life in New York City and was never mugged – go figure.  … Continue reading

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Matt’s visit to Hong Kong

I’ve been meaning to post more photos from Matt’s 2007 trip to Hong Kong.  Since I have no food news to report today I’ll do that here.  We have: Aaron, Matt’s cousin and host, with his friend, Tracy, in Shenzhen, … Continue reading

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The men of the house

Pix of the menfolk.  Here’s a photo of the founder of the feast (on the right).  He works hard so I can do this kind of thing much of the time.  He’s not easy to photograph because he hates having … Continue reading

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The big wooden Frankenstein family fish

I’ve been thinking about the wooden fish today.  This is an item residing in my kitchen.  The fish, constructed of boards of wood affixed and carved in the shape of a fish, inscribed and lacquered, was made for Steven’s grandfather, … Continue reading

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50 Main Street, Binghamton, New York

This has nothing to do with food. I’ve been thinking that it’s about time I posted a bit about my father.  I haven’t been able to bring myself to look at the funeral photographs and personal effects I shipped from … Continue reading

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BCC Senator Matthew Valencia

Congratulations SENATOR Matthew Valencia!  After sweating out the days after the election, Matthew got word that he won a student senate seat at Berkeley City College.

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Vote for Matt!

All I can say is this:  vote for Matthew Valencia!  He’s running in a senate race at Berkeley City College and is dead serious about it.  He has slogans, like “Moving BCC Forward” and “…with honesty and integrity.”  He has a … Continue reading

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What to bury with my father?

I had to race to the funeral home today to drop off the bag of special items that will be buried with my father.  Along with photos and notes from friends, I included the things he really, really loved: 1)  … Continue reading

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My father and lung cancer

We saw my dad for the first time since being diagnosed with lung cancer and undergoing several rounds of chemotherapy.  He has been through a rough time and lost quite a bit of weight.  Although he feels he looks pretty … Continue reading

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Matthew’s High School Grad Bash

Tonight we had the main bash for graduate Matthew at Albany Community Center, where we rented one of the rooms.  Man, the rules.  Brutal.  It costs, too. We schlepped in prepared food from 99 Ranch Market (3288 Pierce Street, Richmond). … Continue reading

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