New Camera Old Sunsets

So the monkey has been really busy.  As in crashing on one major proposal after another, sweating in those 18-hour days, composing hundred-page attachments and losing his eyesight in spreadsheets with dozens upon dozens of linked tabs.  Some of you know how that goes.  Anyway, last month Kongo got a new birthday camera but hasn’t had that much time to play with it.  This past week, with Mrs. Kongo back in Boston playing with the new granddaughter (her name is Persephone, BTW) Kongo put the computer in sleep mode and went out to spend a few hours at sunset.  The…

Chicano Park

Nestled beneath the San Diego side of the Coronado Bridge is Chicano Park.  This is a fascinating place filled with interesting characters, dozens of intersecting lines, and some of the most magnificent street murals in the world.  The murals are the real draw to this little culture pocket a mile or so from glitzy downtown. Kongo visited it this evening with friend John.

After the rain

After four days of rain, some of it torrential, the skies finally cleared over San Diego this afternoon. We needed the rain, of course. California is in the midst of a biblical drought and at Kongo’s house more than four inches fell.  At least that’s how much the pool level rose. Since we only average about eight inches a year that’s a lot of rain. Not enough to end the drought but something. Now all the weather heads toward the East Coast on the jet stream. So the monkey headed out to the Old Cactus Garden in Balboa Park to see…