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Stephen Arod Shirreffs
Speculation, thought pieces, photography, historical perspectives and what not from Stephen Arod Shirreffs, PhD.
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  • San Francisco, See This!
    30 Nov 2021 • 2 min read • 1 0
    There is an oft noted advantage to low expectations … you are rarely disappointed and occasionally blown right out of your shoes. I am shoeless after a couple of hours at the Lands End exhibit of 25 a...
  • Marin Cyclists 58th Marin Century - The Compact Classic
    06 Oct 2021 • 7 min read
    arod’s bike at the top of the Marshall Wall climb overlooking Tomales Bay, Marin Cyclists Compact Classic, October 2, 2021 (photo by arod) I’m a road cyclist. Normally about 4,000 miles a year, but ai...
  • Stephen's Book Bench
    19 Sep 2021 • 9 min read
    Stephen’s Book Bench I have a bench right at the head of my bed where I pile the books I am currently reading. Well, it’s actually a stool, but “book stool” just doesn’t sound right. So I call it a be...
  • Notes on the California Recall Election
    16 Sep 2021 • 2 min read
    A panoramic shot by arod of the Golden Gate from the top of Hawk Hill, aka the Marin Headlands I have taken the entirely adult decision to pour a little bourbon, Buffalo Trace, over a couple of ice cu...
  • Afghanistan and Ibn Khaldun
    13 Sep 2021 • 10 min read
    Photo by arod of the skin of the DeYoung Museum in San Francisco Apologies that this is two days late. I have excuses, but they are just excuses. Today’s memorials of that sad and epochal day 20 years...
  • Wild Boar and Bailing
    06 Sep 2021 • 4 min read
    A window on lower Haight I took a walk today aiming towards Hayes Street with the thought that I’d find somewhere to eat, a reasonable premise. Of course, it had to have airy outside seating, food I a...
  • Thinking back
    02 Sep 2021 • 4 min read
    Photo by Arod, July 2020, Divisadero near Grove I am recently retired, since March 1. The older you get, the more thinking-back you do, and it redoubles once you retire. As with all reflection, this t...
  • Hello
    25 Aug 2021 • < 1 min read
    Welcome to Stephen’s Newsletter by me, Stephen Arod Shirreffs. I’ll be posting thought pieces, photos, historical posts, and the like. For the time being, I have imported all the posts from my old blo...
  • Arriving in Amsterdam
    29 Apr 2014 • 2 min read
    I wrote this almost two days ago. Since then, everything has gone perfectly in Amsterdam, and I am ready to ride out tomorrow morning to The Hague. Feeling very mellow and happy, knowing that this pic...
  • Stephen
    10 May 2013 • 3 min read
    Stephen and Loki reflected in the Fog City Diner on New Year's Day, 2013, before Loki's diagnosis Written on the plane from SFO to SYD, San Francisco to Sydney, about 30 hours ago. I put the dog down ...
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