OPEN UP YOUR GOLDEN GATES
BERKELEY HERE WE COME

Taj Mahal makes it to San Francisco in the form of a greenhouse at the botanical gardens in Golden Gate Park while at the opposite end of town down at the docks a photog touts the beauty of his product to a potential customer.

This yere device is an apple corer and peeler and cutter as utilized by an apple merchant at his stall at the farmers market in and around the old Ferry Building at the end of Market Street recently restored to pristine glory. One of the uses of the apple after cored and peeled and cut is to entertain the tourists always on the lookout for a San Fran photo op.

Cody's Bookstore in Berkeley, the final night of the long running BookVenture 2003 tour, seven gigs in ten days. David Stanford reads from Kesey's Jail Journal.

Suprise appearance at Cody's of Wendell Berry and his wife, Tanya. Wendell read from his piece in Spit 7. John Lackey, friend of Ed McClanahan's and another Kentuckian said before the show, "It's a come to Jesus night, Wendell Berry is here." Eileen Babbs reads from her story in Spit 7, "The White Tent."

Sun goes down on San Francisco, fitting end of the tour, and a green flash occurs at the final moment.

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