Have Mercy

My next door neighbor just moved out, leaving a dozen large-sized pizza boxes in the recycling. I was flattening them to make more room in the bin, and found this between the top two. He was the squarest man I’ve ever met, and I can’t believe he ever played ANY Bowie album, good or bad. … Continued

Bad Housekeeper

I received this in the mail. It was addressed to my first initial and maiden name. There was no signature or return address. It was postmarked Santa Clarita, CA. It terrified me for awhile, then I put it on my fridge. You take it.


8-1/2″ by 11″ transparency found in the gutter in the Castro district.

Anywhere But Here

I found this photo on the sidewalk in Lower Haight. Initially it reminded me of a lot of the homes I saw recently in Cambodia. Then I realized that it could have been taken in San Francisco. Then I realized it could have been taken in any major city in any country in the world.

No Dinner, No Deal

I found this blowing in the wind outside my apartment. Though it’s unclear what the “deal” in question may be, the photographer has done a fine job illustrating what he means by “No Dinner.” I interpret it to mean: “If you don’t cook me dinner, the deal is off,” but I suppose it could mean … Continued

Gun Child

I volunteer at a thrift store on the weekends and while sifting through a box of junk in the back room, I found this picture sandwiched between some odds and ends. The date on the back says 1973. It now belongs to my friend Clint who proudly has it framed and hanging on his bedroom … Continued

Tow Me

I found this on my car.

The Red Left

I was walking to work this morning when I found this note (typed using a typewriter) on the back of an envelope. Seems Hippie Russia is closer than we think.

Model Citizen

I found this on a telephone pole along the 38 line in San Francisco.

Fifteen Years Ago

I found this really cute baby picture a few blocks from my house. “September 1981″ is printed on the back the picture.