A Philosophy of Radical Aliveness

A Philosophy of Radical Aliveness


"Yesterday is already a dream, and tomorrow is only a vision; but today well lived, makes every yesterday a dream of happiness and every tomorrow a vision of hope."

John Kerestes


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Sunday, September 16, 2012

August 2012: ALCATRAZ ISLAND


San Fracisco Skyline looking at Pier One

Exterior of Alcatraz
 On my latest visit to Oakland & San Francisco we did a tour of Alcatraz. If you plan to go expect to get tickets in advance. They were sold out.

Run by the Park Service, Alcatraz is a federal prison which was used for thirty years from 1933-1963. Only the most hardened criminals went there, and you hear their stories as you take the audio tour of the cellblock. Al Capone, the famous prohibition mobster, who died of syphilis; the Birdman of Alcatraz; Machine Gun Kelly and Whitey Bulger were some of the more notorious residents. 

Two cells within the cellblock on the Alcatraz Tour