No Winds, No Fogs, No Credit Needed: Historic Home Buying (and beards) in the Mission

Nothing in San Francisco seems to change. I mean, it does, but the engine thrust of the boom and bust seems to continue on some kind of subterranean, internal axis. The scheming is always under the surface, and the movement of money is always perceptible, swirling over swiftly closing tracts of land like puffs of … Continue reading No Winds, No Fogs, No Credit Needed: Historic Home Buying (and beards) in the Mission

The Real Queer Housewives of Progressive Era Orange County

Sometimes historical records are dry — maps and lines and numbers and facts entered into the official realm of public documentation — but each transaction record, each property line, represents a physical exchange between two or more humans, and social elements sometimes leak out of dry documents, the way that ash floats through the California … Continue reading The Real Queer Housewives of Progressive Era Orange County