A few months after I started using Flickr, I got a message that one of my pictures was in the running for inclusion in a travel guide published by Schmap. I think I’ve now got pictures in the London, Kauai, and San Francisco guides, and most recently, Berkeley:

They chose two pictures from my favorite cafe of all time, Cafe Milano.

via flickr

I spent a lot of time there with the other academic ronin, at tables piled high with the latest journals, a book or two, a laptop, and whatever I was drinking (usually a double espresso, which was cheap but very powerful).

I can’t say I really miss that life– the company of even vast numbers of arcane books is no substitute for a family– but I did love it.

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Update: Also now in the Monterey guidebook.