Willie Brown in North Beach an hour ago

Walked into Café Roma at 6:45 this morning and Eyewitness News was interviewing Willie Brown about the California race for governor. He said that if Jerry Brown can engage Meg Whitman, he’ll destroy her credibility, that Sarah Palin is coming to the valley and that all Republicans will pay homage and that it’s a comic tragedy. Willie sparkles. He’s a storyteller.

News video clip

At the same time Mexico is dominating South Africa in the World Cup on the large TV. Now it’s 7:30 and the café is full, maybe 50 people, most cheering for Mexico. Still no score. I love North Beach and its European flavor.

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

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