Never be afraid to get dirty, but be sufficiently sure-footed to avoid the abyss of contamination.



Thanksgiving, 1997. The next float passed, its view partially obstructed by the silhouette in front of it. The person ahead of me was at least a foot taller. I looked up and saw people watching from the balconies. How’s the view from up there? No answer. So much for telepathy.

September 14, 2008. While it’s not a Manhattan high-rise, from my balcony, the Solano Stroll Parade looks like the following video, except less grainy:


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