flags-in-memorial-dayDid you know that over 620,000 soldiers died in the Civil War? Or that in 2000, Congress established a National Moment of Remembrance, which asks Americans to pause for one minute at 3 p.m. in an act of national unity. The time was chosen because 3 p.m. “is the time when most Americans are enjoying their freedoms on the national holiday.” I learned this and more when I Googled a bit to try to gain some perspective on the holiday. And, again, it reminded me of how little I know.

Yesterday we we spent some time in the city (San Francisco) enjoying North Beach. Under cloudy skys, we walked up and down the hilly streets; down Columbus, across Geary to the A.C.T. (American Conservatory Theater) to see Boleros for the Disenchanted. Along the way we managed to sample all manner of truffles, pastries, and espressos. How can you not stop in to as many shops as possible in North Beach? Loni suggested we one day have a small flat there so we can enjoy dinner and a show, and spend the night without having to trek back down 101 south until the next day. Sound good, add it the list of cities: New York, Vancouver, Chicago, London, Paris, Shanghai. All incredible places to see and do.

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Clinton shoots videos for Stark Insider. San Francisco Bay Area arts, Ingmar Bergman and French New Wave, and chasing the perfect home espresso shot 25 seconds at a time (and failing). Peloton: ClintTheMint. Camera: Video Gear