Espresso One

Paula Hendricks' blog


San Francisco, California,
April 05
Cinnabar Bridge
author, writer, reader, book coach, book designer, book producer, photographer... 5th gen northern californian, new york city, new mexico, and now living back in san francisco, ca... photos on this blog are mine unless otherwise noted... involved with Bay Area publishing community... interested in profit, people, planet - a sustainable world -- and energy of all kinds - fuel, human, spiritual... love cities, the new mexican desert, blues, watching men work, mysteries, b/w photos, bridges, driving my car, public transpo, the F train, and faces emerging from shadow.


OCTOBER 3, 2009 4:12PM

Men Sleep Around. Let's Get Over It.

 A friend and I were talking today about David Letterman and men having sex with someone not their spouse and how upset and scandalous many seem to be about it. And how stupid this whole attitude is. We should get over it. Men sleep around. Men have always slept around. Yeah… Read full post »

JUNE 12, 2009 11:41PM

Chevron met Sierra Club June 10th

Dave O’Reilly, CEO of Chevron, and Carl Pope, Executive Director of the Sierra Club, in a discussion moderated by Alan Murray, Executive Editor of The Wall Street Journal. Commonwealth Club | Climate One. Nikko Hotel. June 10, 2009.

O’Reilly and Pope have not met face to face in a… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 21, 2009 1:04PM

Stephen Fowler - Shame on You

I just came across an article about the Stephen Fowler fallout from his performance on Wife Swap, a show I have never watched. And he should be ashamed of himself. He has done damage to himself, his family, San Francisco, liberals, environmentalists, entrepreneurs, Brits, ex-pats, men, and so many p

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FEBRUARY 13, 2009 12:48PM

Changing our language

I keep hearing a lot about how the system is broken. How everything is broken – from politics to food to health care to energy to infrastructure to cars to well you name it. That we need to hit the reset button.

Last year when the levees collapsed and the… Read full post »

JANUARY 31, 2009 12:12PM

Where are the green jobs?

I have been looking for green jobs for two reasons – one is that I want one and one is that I’ve volunteered to be the green jobs expert for our volunteer panel, The Job Forum. I live in the Bay Area and if there were lots of green jobs it would… Read full post »

I am an independent contractor and my business never seems to get counted in the employment and unemployment figures because, well, I have no employees, and according to the government I am not employed either. I know many many contractors, freelancers, and consultants who are also suffering right no… Read full post »

Editor’s Pick
JANUARY 8, 2009 6:44PM

Hire a national steward for the earth and our people

We need someone at the top to help us guide all our competing interests regarding climate change, energy, our stewardship of mother earth, and someone who will look at our policies and our processes and identify those that do not have our citizens interests at heart and get rid of them.… Read full post »


Ann, Paula, Scott

My brother has joined OS and I have mixed feelings. This is something new to me and I'm not quite sure how I feel about it. I sent him an email about a couple of my posts about our father and I thought he might read one and send… Read full post »

DECEMBER 31, 2008 2:06PM

No New Year's Resolutions for me, but...

I don’t do New Year’s Resolutions anymore, but I have found a way to honor the new year. I make a list of  my strengths, what I do well, the things about me that I think are deserving of more recognition.

I hated new year’s resolutions because they made me pay… Read full post »

DECEMBER 28, 2008 1:41PM

My 25 things (well 27) about moi

 Love these lists.. To find the others that I saw in the middle of the night, search for "25 things". Here's mine:

  1. I am voracious reader
  2. I wear mostly black and sometimes red
  3. I believe in mystery and energetic fields; I walk the labyrinths at Grace Cathedral
  4. When I wake
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DECEMBER 25, 2008 3:52PM

Proud history of self publishing

Inspired by Tom Cordle's post.... here are some lists of self published authors .... some may surprise you... like John Grisham and Anais Nin and Richard Nixon!

 I'm part of the independent publishing community here in the Bay Area... I write a column every month for the BAIPA News (po… Read full post »

DECEMBER 24, 2008 10:57AM

Something I can do on Christmas day

Rain photo by paula hendricks san francisco 

Yesterday I was accused by an OS blogger of being nice. heheheh. This makes me giggle. I am so not nice. My friends and family use euphemisms like “very sensitive,” and “creative,” and “intense” and often more direct words like “moody” andRead full post »

book The Taqwacores 
Just read a really hopeful article in the NYTimes about young muslims reading a book -- The Taqwacores, by Michael Muhammad Knight - and it's helping them find their identity!Yay! I love books that help us find our identities.
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DECEMBER 23, 2008 12:45PM

Tracking my own comments in OS

I've been learning how to build relationships here on OS (couple months new here) and one way I have found difficult is to see if any of my comments had started or contributed to conversations.

 I've looked at all the OS tips and blog annexes and could not find a way… Read full post »

DECEMBER 21, 2008 2:02AM

Men who work with their hands

hershel - woodworker. photo by paula hendricks
i was just reading some posts by a carpenter who questions his ability to write and the value of participating in our merrie band  here on OS. so in a way, this post is for him as well as an appreciation on my part of men who work with… Read full post »
DECEMBER 20, 2008 4:51PM

intoxicated by the night

 article in the new york times with a slide show -- listening to the music of the night -- b/w photos at night in new york.... yum.
yuichi hibi photographer. a place that is getting harder and harder to find.
DECEMBER 20, 2008 2:21PM

I love writers, but...

I have a truly awful confession to make. I love writers and am suportive of them -- from founding a reading series in Corrales, New Mexico called Writers Alive! to being on the Litquake committee (planning and now production) [San Francisco], to being on the board of the local independent publishing… Read full post »

DECEMBER 20, 2008 1:29PM

posting photos on OS

i just found out that OS has a default setting of 285 width for photos. I have been upset that my photos weren't being posted in the size I had saved them. So I went into the HTML and saw the size attribute -- on my post about brush painting (Making… Read full post »

DECEMBER 20, 2008 12:55PM

Making a mark


Making a mark. brush mark by paula hendricks

 The ink spreads unevenly from my drying brush. Like charcoal or chalk, but deeper, more permanent. Ink on paper. The far left side is very dark and the rest is not so. I have dipped only the tip of the brush into the pure ink and now I paintRead full post »

DECEMBER 16, 2008 2:08AM

f train san francisco (photo)

i couldn't get this to post in the right size with my previous piece. enjoy. [sigh]

f train. photo by paula hendricks 08  Read full post »

DECEMBER 16, 2008 2:00AM

This to me is sacred

This story feels so true to me and yet pieces of it aren't my personal story. I don't know what the rules are here for stories vs personal truth and what is memory but fiction and what is truth -- emotional or literal and oh well, here it is. And it… Read full post »

DECEMBER 14, 2008 4:40PM

Making room

I’m weeding out my books. I need to make room… for something else. I’m removing things from my shelves. Books I have not opened in 10 years. Books I cannot remember the plots of. Books that don’t nourish me on a deep level. Books that someone else valued more than IRead full post »

DECEMBER 13, 2008 10:26AM

Snow in Corrales (photo)



courtyard gate

corrales, new mexico 

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DECEMBER 13, 2008 12:38AM

A welcoming light (photo)



san ysidro church

corrales, new mexico

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DECEMBER 12, 2008 1:27PM

Calvary (photo)


tires and power lines at Yuba Farms

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