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Posts published in “Essays”

Confessions Of A Curbside Weenie

My local health food store stopped curbside pickup on November 30th and I sure miss emailing my order in on Thursday and picking up my…

A Trip In San Francisco

Janice, Dierdre, and I arrived in San Francisco late in the spring of 1961, just as the cold seasonal weather was closing in. (Mark Twain…

Bob McKee, Another View

Bob McKee gave me my first job when I arrived in Humboldt County in 1969, a poor hippie with a broken down car and a…

San Franciscana

Oh, it's a city, all right. Idle statistic: San Francisco has some 800 buildings over seven stories tall, more than the rest of California combined.…

The Media: Flacks for History

Washington, D.C. (August 1, 1974) — I sat for half an hour in the Judiciary Committee room last week and enjoyed a splendid view of…

Cirrhosis Stout, For Those Who Think Young

Following half a century of drinking top quality American beers I’ve lost my bearings and gone rogue. It’s akin to a mid-life crisis where a…

My Year In Review 2022

What a year! Once again I was astounded how deep into the past I navigated, this time writing a 17,000 word story about growing up…

A Night To Remember

I met Eric Clapton while sailing on San Francisco Bay in the late summer of 1967. His band, Cream, was playing at the Fillmore Auditorium…

In Search Of Lost Truck

From the time I met him in the 1990s as a one-man stampede through local bars and saloons until they found him dead on his…

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