Archive for February, 2012

USS Iowa column photo

February 28, 2012










We may use this photo on Friday with the column for the Smirking Chimp . . . or we may not if we get better shots on Thursday.

USS Iowa BB 61

February 28, 2012










The aft turret on the Iowa.

















Aboard the Iowa










The Iowa is looking for a few good deck hands to do volunteer restoration work.  Then it is being moved to San Pedro in the Los Angeles area. 

For more information about the Iowa and the move to its new permanent home please click

for information about visiting the Iowa while it is in the Richmond CA area click this link


Ash Wednesday at WFB

February 23, 2012










We may use this for the photo with the Friday column on Smirking Chimp










Or we may use this one.  Tune into Smirking Chimp Friday morning to find out which one gets the nod.

SF Mirrors Project

February 23, 2012

















The SF Mirrors project photo seen here was going to be used with one of my columns, but it never got used, so we’ll post it here, now.

On the trail of the China Clipper

February 23, 2012










This historic plaque in Alameda CA notes the origin of the Pan Am China Clipper.  The plaque is across from the City Hall Annex on the grounds of the old Alameda Naval Air Station.

Valentine’s Day in San Francisco

February 17, 2012










Singer Tony Bennett (front row center) turns to see and hear the choir sing “I Left My Heart in San Francisco,” Tuesday at S. F. City Hall.

This photo which I took will be used to illustrate my weekend-wrapup punditry column that will be posted on Smirking Chimp on Friday morning (Pacific Standart Time USA).

February 10, 2012











Where is the passenger terminal for the China Clipper?  Isn’t it somewhere near here?

Weather shot in SF

February 10, 2012

 It was cloudy foggy and sunny all at the same time in San Francisco CA on Wednesday (February 8, 2012).  We liked what we saw so we took a photo just for the fun of it.  We decided to post it for the same reason.








Occupy Cal

February 10, 2012

















Occupy Cal Protesters put up a forbidden tent at University of California Berkeley on Thursday Februray 9, 2012.  We may use this photo with the new Smirking Chimp (dot) com column that will be posted Friday morning.

Today at school . . .

February 10, 2012










This photo from today at Occupy Cal at Cal Berkeley is being posted so that I can possibly use it with the Smirking Chimp column that will be posted Friday morning.