Friday Morning Fish Fry

Doorway in Berkeley two days ago

Three-dot Journalism
A la Herb Caen, the great Chronicle columnist and lover of all things San Franciscan, and who I started reading at age 15; just throwing out unrelated fragments followed by 3 dots. He often called these columns “Friday Morning Fish Fry.”

“I don’t do what I outta, I just do what I do” – Taj Mahal/Ace of Cups  …  People putting up their incredible outdoor adventure spots on Yelp are ruining those very spots  …  “Corporate executives…are legally obligated to act like sociopaths.” – Andrew Ross Sorkin, quoting Jamie Gamble, NYT July 29, 2019  …  Amidst all the daily doom and gloom, I want to report that the ocean around here is pretty healthy right now, the best fishing in 20 years  …  I’m using instead of Google these days; they don’t track you (Google is actually a better search engine, but usually I can find what I need on DDG)  …  Our electric bills are about $5 a month (for home and production studio), due to the solar installation by American Solar 4 years ago  …  The Outside Lands Music/Art festival in Golden Gate Park this weekend costs a minimum of $350 for the weekend, with up to $1500 for the deluxe pass — I mean who pays prices like these? …

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:

4 Responses to Friday Morning Fish Fry

  1. For me, though, I find the format very hard to read in a blog format. Long paragraphs don’t scan well.and ellipses without spaces (and Caen used very widely spaced ellipses, as aI recall) don’t even read as well as periods.

    In my estimation, a succession of bulleted items would read much better, and have the same non-paragraph quality.

  2. I don’t know…I guess I’m glad I did some of this cool California stuff when there were different times…not that long ago!

  3. I am a huge fan of the three dots . . . mine take a little longer because it gives me space to think and/or change direction . . . Lloyd Kahn is a National Treasure in my books, in a time when National anything is hard to swallow . . . except for the Smithsonian i would just build a wall around Washington and be done with it . . . or maybe a hermetically sealed DOME! Love ya Lloyd!!

  4. Also a huge fan of the three dots, Lloyd…reminds me to take a breath. I’ll purchase and read whatever you choose to publish…I love real books and I will buy them forever. I’m trying to teach a love of reading and the joys of REAL PEOPLE AND REAL THINGS to my digital children! Not easy these days! You are a blessing in my life, Lloyd…there’s always something thought-provoking in your blog. I love old-school blogs! CAN’T WAIT for your Homestead Book! And a gentle edit– “Advice,” not “Advise.” Can’t wait to read more about roadkill!

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