West Coast Tour ’09

Love Letter #1

Love Letter #1

Let’s be clear: I have never left my heart in San Francisco. It’s not for lack of trying. But in my handful of visits over the last decade, the city in the bay has never wormed its way in. It’s left me foggy and shivering, perpetually freezing and somehow lost, as my otherwise impeccable sense of direction is challenged at every turn and I am unable to get my bearings. I can’t follow the direction of the sun because I cannot see the sun for all the hills and fog and hippies.


I should have warned you

I should have warned you

But I really didn’t know.

When I sat on that plane to LAX, muscling my way through Night at the Museum II: The Legend of Curley’s Gold, I knew this trip home had a lot waiting for me. I just had no idea what that meant.


Late Day, San Francisco

Late Day, San Francisco

City of Angels

City of Angels

Well, if one is going to go on vacation, one may as well Go On Vacation with capital letters. I know it seems with all my gallivanting around northeastern Asia this year that I’ve done plenty of vacationing. But the truth is that in the last year I took one day off and had a […]


Dear California

Dear California

It’s been awhile, and I have to say, you are making me a little bit swoony. Love, Stephanie