Author Archives: Pam

Tai Chi

[youtube_sc url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UL5Cj3qMDBc” title=”Tai%20Chi%20Nathan%20%20NG” theme=”light” modestbranding=”1″] I have taken several tai chi classes since I came to SF from this guy, Nathan Ng. He is the BOMB. I had never taken tai chi before but I am really enjoying it. Nathan … Continue reading

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Shasta is Here!

It was a hard decision to make, but Madie and I decided it was best if Shasta came to live in SF with me. I was really afraid to have her fly from ATL to SF on a commercial airline…it’s … Continue reading

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Fillmore Jazz Festival

Yes, the Fillmore Jazz Festival. For two days literally outside my door. I have never had so much fun!!! Partied at Rasella’s with this guy and 100 other folks for the afternoon…how much fun was that!!! I am living now!! … Continue reading

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Things to Know About Living in SF

Living in San Francisco sometimes feels like being a participant in a circus sideshow; but that’s why I like it! Who doesn’t love the circus? Here are a few things I’ve learned about living in SF: 1. Homeless people. There … Continue reading

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Circus for Lunch

On nice days, I walk one block from my office and eat my sack lunch at the beautiful Yerba Buena Gardens. There is always something wonderful going on there. I have seen more fun stuff just at lunch in the … Continue reading

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New Vacuum Cleaner

So I bought a new vacuum cleaner. It’s so awesome! What kind of person gets excited about a new vacuum cleaner! I’ve been the total consumer since I moved here. When I came to my new apartment, there was nothing. … Continue reading

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Nothing

I feel like a satellite That has spun out of orbit Hurtling away into nothingness. I am begging the Universe: Bring me a gun, Bring me a bullet, Bring me peace. Nothing.

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Credo

Don’t judge me for what I’m not. Honor me for what I am. Understand me for what I’ve been. Join me for what I will become. – Pamela Cole, 2011    

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Sitting on the Dock of the Bay

                  My sentiments exactly, courtesy of Otis Redding: Sittin’ in the mornin’ sun. I’ll be sitting when the evening come. Watching the ships roll in. And then I watch ’em roll away … Continue reading

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Loneliness

If it was possible to die of loneliness, I would have died a thousand times since coming to California. Luckily for me, it’s not possible. People in California are nice, but they are not particularly friendly. I thought Southern hospitality … Continue reading

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That’s What America Is

“…Gay brothers and sisters,…You must come out. Come out…to your parents…I know that it is hard and will hurt them but think about how they will hurt you in the voting booth! Come out to your relatives. ..come out to … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Harvey!

May 22, 2013 I was driving to my morning class at Georgia State University on Nov. 27, 1978, when I heard on the radio that Harvey Milk, an openly gay politician, had been murdered in his office in the city … Continue reading

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About that Header Photo

Yes, I took that gorgeous photo in the header above. I was driving up Highway 1, the Pacific Coast Highway from San Diego to San Francisco. That is one long, winding drive, let me tell you! Twice I had to … Continue reading

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Destination: Berkeley, CA

Jan. 26, 2011 The next day I showered and checked out. (NOTE: I made sure to carefully survey the room for belongings before I left but somehow I managed to leave my nice Nikon camera behind, with all those wonderful … Continue reading

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Destination: San Francisco, CA

Jan. 25, 2011 Woke up very tired today in San Luis, Obispo, due to my restless night. I would have stayed another night in this expensive, nice, hotel but they were full up. Bummer. So I booked a room for … Continue reading

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Destination: San Luis Obispo, CA

Jan. 24, 2011 I have decided to take two days to drive up the coast to San Francisco, and take the scenic route on the Pacific Coast Highway. I am in no hurry and this is a great opportunity to … Continue reading

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San Diego, CA

Jan. 23, 2011 Craig gave me a grand tour of San Diego today, ending with a mind blowing hike on a nude beach! One of the best days of my entire life!! It is so comfortable to be here with … Continue reading

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Destination: San Diego, CA

Jan. 22, 2011 I awoke the next morning completely rested. I had spent the evening in the hot tub, then walked next door to an awesome hamburger place and had a hamburger and french fries for dinner. I had worked … Continue reading

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Destination: Barstow, CA

Jan. 21, 2011 As I happily left Flagstaff, I passed a sign on the road that said: “7200 ft Altitude. Continental Divide.” Wow, that’s high, I first thought. Then through my continuing nausea, I realized that I was having some … Continue reading

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Destination: Flagstaff, AZ

Jan. 20, 2011 Awoke to a dusting of snow on my car in Tucumcari. Yikes! As usual, I had parked right outside my hotel window and when I peeked out to check on my car, it was covered with light … Continue reading

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