Distances: 4 average, some yoga
Oh, my goodness, Ciwt got so busy ignoring the holiday season, she almost forgot CIWT'S 12th birthday!!
Walks: Out of sick bed and Back on the hood/Presidio trails
Distances: Not far, but back up to 4.5 mi today
Christmas? Is it really almost Christmas, and are all those other holidays happening too? Ciwt is having trouble connecting with those facts. Like Goldilocks, she's not too hot, not too cold about the whole holiday idea right now.
A friend wrote this morning:
|Tommy Liberto, a.k.a. Mr. Christmas Tree, visiting from Bel Air, Maryland, walks near Radio City Music Hall on December 14, 2022, in New York City.|
Walks: Hood and Presidio
Distance Average: 3.5 day
As is usually the case in Ciwt's hood at Christmas, her neighbors don't tend to decorate their homes with the same exuberance they put into their Halloween and Thanksgiving decorating. So, Ciwt thought she'd see what people in other countries do. And WOW.
|A pedestrian walks past Christmas decorations near the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, in central Moscow, on December 13, 2022|
|Christmas illuminations light up Málaga's city center, in Andalusia, southern Spain, on November 27, 2022|
|People visit a Christmas light show in Makati, a city in Metro Manila, Philippines, on December 13, 2022.|
Walks: Neighborhoods and Presidio
Distance (average): 5.5 miles
Distances: Average 4.5 miles
If you wouldn't describe yourself as either of the types mentioned in today's title, Ciwt suggests that you stay away from the following technically excellent movies. Otherwise you may find yourself like Ciwt - down for a few hours to several days afterward.
Here they are with no spoilers.
Walks: Hood, Civic Center, Presidio
Distances: 5 miles average
It's a bit early for Christmas, but perhaps Christmas views out the window of Ciwt's old home:
Walks: Presidio and Hood
Distances: 4.5 miles
So for several years Ciwt on the West Coast and her friend on the East Coast have been taking online play reading classes from a Yale professor. And every year one of his selections for us is a play by Arthur Miller. And every year Ciwt is reminded of how devastatingly deep and accurately Miller dove into the American psyche. Every one of his plays could have been written yesterday and cuts to the quick with a brilliance both compassionate and damning.
|Frankie Corio and Paul Mescal in Aftersun|
Distance: 3.7 miles
Halloween is almost here. Time is getting short for contestants to enter Ciwt's annual Best Halloween Neighborhood Decoration contest.
Walk: 1. T. Joe's, Hood, 2. City Hall to pick up ballot that got lost in mail
Distance: 4 miles, 5 miles
|View from a Coit Tower window as the San Francisco fog began obscuring the Bay during Fleet Week, 2022|
|Coit Tower, San Francisco|
|Elizabeth (Lillie) Hitchcock Coit (1843-1929)|
Walks: Too many to list
Distances: anywhere from 0 to 12 miles
|San Francisco 100 Year Celebration Open House Schedule of Events|
|SF Opera Assistant Conductor, William Long|