I enjoy being a tourist in the city where I live and wrote a book of cityscape poems on this topic, called Dérive, based on riding subway trains to the end of each line in New York City. I presently write for SDCVB, San Diego's "official travel resource", and have penned articles on locations (as well as relocations) for publications like Archinect, Boldtype and The Knot and taught classes with a “citywriting” theme at schools, including UCSD, SCI-Arc and CalArts. I'm also “Lucien’s mom.”
How would you describe your ideal San Diego day?
(I just deleted about four paragraphs.) Depending on the neighborhood, San Diego offers such diverse and equally idyllic experiences - check blog posts for suggestions.
What is your favorite San Diego outdoor activity?
Trail runs at Torrey Pines State Park, hikes near Julian and walks along the city’s many beaches (of course).
Do you prefer burgers and beer or linguine and red wine?
I guess I’m middle-of-the-road - a veggie burger or linguine, with a glass of white wine.
Latest music purchases for my iPod/MP3 player are…
For my toddler Lucien, Explosions in the Sky, Sigur Rós and Kraftwerk, and for me, “The Focus Group and Broadcast Investigate Witch Cults of the Radio Age.”