That chopper buzzing by your building is probably his.
Wonderful issue! I love the story about your doorman and the fact that he gives Minnie 3 treats each afternoon when you walk her! You make Wonderful observations and write so cogently!
Hi Anne. Friend of TAoN here – very glad Rob alerted us to you. Could you please let John know that when I lived in SF in the mid 90s, our local bodega guy (the Pride Superette on 22nd and Guerrero) was working on a rubber band ball that was at that time about the size of a very large beach ball. According to this, things went pear-shaped: https://www.roadsideamerica.com/tip/5679
More about the Pride Superette rubber band ball: https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/STRETCHING-THE-LIMITS-Owner-of-S-F-market-3238934.php
this is my dad! great job getting to interview him about his life!
Fun again and entertaining. I love the very fine line where hobbies can become obsessions. Non geofenced home-built drones is close and cool.
I've lived all over but now a long time in the Midwest. Lots of little towns where there is someone with a hobby that gets out of control. This is one of those silly "local interest" stories they remind on the CBS affiliate once in a while. Warning 3 minutes you don't get back but it is a cautionary tale for your doorman.
I love this story about John, his drones and his happy life philosophy!