I live in Dogpatch, a historic San Francisco neighborhood on the east side of the city. Walk out of my building, cross the poorly maintained, railroad-tracked street -- I mention this lest some local official might see the benefits, with election year at hand, of repairing the mess -- continue a few hundred yards and you'll fall into the bay. Or turn south and you're at the old shipyard, a vibrant center of shipbuilding activity throughout World War II. There are no ships being built today, but many still arrive and are hoisted into dry-dock for repairs. These vessels often include ocean liners -- behemoth cruise ships with tennis courts, swimming pools, casinos, and thousands of lights that give our drab little neighborhood a festive, night-party touch.
Read the rest at Huffington Post San Francisco.
By the way, Gina Misiroglu of Red Room put me in touch with the Huffington Post people, which is one of the great ways she's bringing traffic to Red Room and getting attention for Red Room's authors.
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