My Grandpa Sol passed away earlier this week, so I'm re-sharing this episode... The audio comes from a shoddy 2012 iPhone recording I made when home for my last summer before college graduation. I was trying to interview people about how the Bay Area changed in their lifetime. It was generally a dumb idea for a project—you can't really describe a place beyond your own experience of it—but Grandpa Sol sat patiently through my fumbling questions. Even though I hadn't set up the interview to ask for advice, he overflowed with it, and stuck pearls of wisdom wherever he could in his answers. This is a small selection of those pearls.