‘The Rock’ – Visiting Alcatraz Island

Alcatraz is called “The Rock.” It sits in San Francisco Bay, minutes away from the city by boat. It was a place where prisoners who could not be controlled went to spend their time. Visiting Alcatraz is an awesome experience – both sobering and exhilarating. You can see where some of the most famous criminals spent […]

National Park Service at 100: Alcatraz Island, California

Alcatraz Island was home to one of America’s toughest prisons. It was also here that my brother stepped into the world’s spotlight during the Native American occupation. My brother Johnny was an activist, actor and musical performer. His spoken word inspired many people of all backgrounds. His activism and his eloquent speaking  style came to […]

Alcatraz Island: History from prison to Native American occupation

My brother Johnny was an activist, actor and musical performer. His spoken word inspired many people of all backgrounds. He passed away Dec. 8th. He was 69. His activism and his eloquent speaking  style came to the world’s stage during an occupation of Alcatraz by a group of Native Americans in the late 1960s. Johnny […]

Sea lions lead tourist attractions at San Francisco’s Pier 39

With winter well entrenched around the United States, we like to think of nice, warm places to help us make it through the doldrums of the season. We enjoyed a fantastic trip a few years ago to San Francisco. As part of our trip, we did one of the most touristy things a person can […]

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