Date – February 20, 2015

Smack Dab with Baruch Porras-Hernandez

I frequently go to an open mic in the Castro district of San Francisco, Smack Dab. It is on the third Wednesday of most months. Several friends are co-hosts. Wednesday evening (2/18) their featured artist was a man who frequently is a “regular” contributor, Baruch Porras-Hernandez. I found myself laughing really hard at his very […]

Interesting obituary I came upon today

Ruby Wilson Dean was the wife of a second cousin (twice removed), Wyman Wesley Dean. I had no idea the first woman shoemaker in the US came from Iowa: Ruby I. Dean, 85, [of] Sioux City, Iowa, died Friday, November 3, 1995, at a Sioux City hospital after a brief illness. Memorial services will be […]