Up until last week, the legendary sword-fighting scene in The Princess Bride—where Inigo Montoya and ‘the man in black’ show off their skills on a mountaintop—pretty much summed up my fencing knowledge.
“You seem a decent fellow, I hate to kill you,” Montoya says.
“You seem a decent fellow, I hate to die,” responds the man in black.
The music picks up, followed by the sharp clanking of swords and it’s all pretty dramatic and entertaining.
The door to the Luggage Store Annex in San Francisco's Tenderloin district is unlocked on the 15th of each month, rain or shine, fog or wind, and a converted tamale cart is rolled onto the sidewalk. The man pushing it into place is Michael Swaine.
“People either call me the Sewing Guy or The Roving Tailor,” he says.
If you want to connect with huge numbers of people this weekend, you might want to make your way to Oakland’s biggest street celebration -- The Art and Soul Festival is a two-day celebration featuring live jazz, rock, gospel, and many other forms of soul music, along with art installations and film projections on the streets of downtown Oakland.