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jennifer-kathleen-gibbons's picture
Jan.22.2014
I’m going to sound very old, but nowadays it’s a rare treat  to see an author read  and talk about their work, take questions from the audience, then get the book signed. I’ve been to wonderful readings and not so wonderful readings. Yesterday I got to see a good one: Armistead Maupin at...
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Jan.02.2014
How did it get to be 2014? Yes, I sound incredibly old. I’ve mentioned before anyday now I’ll start using words like “dagnabit” and “kids these days.” With the new year comes new books. When there’s new books, I do my Snoopy happy dance. I might even drool. What am I going to be reading? Come find...
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Jun.24.2012
    Armistead Maupin's not San Francisco's native son,, but he might as well be. No one else could capture what it's like to live in such a wonderful city with all its beauty and flaws. From his days writing for the Chronicle,  people wanted to read what happened next at 28 Barbury...
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Dec.08.2011
My first exposure to San Francisco happened when I was too young to remember. My parents were coming home from Hawaii, and their port of call was San Francisco. So, much like my first experience of Hawaii itself, it did not make much of an impact. My first real experience of the city, to my mind,...
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Nov.08.2010
This weekend I volunteered at the National Kidney Foundation Book luncheon.  I assisted the Bay Area's newly-appointed genius (she won a McArthur Fellowship this month) Yiyun Le at her signing-table.  She's a dedicated writer and reader--every time there was a pause in the action she'd open a...
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Oct.24.2008
The Campaign that Dare Not Speak its Name. On November 4th, California voters will be given an opportunity to amend the constitution, reversing a decision by the state supreme court that legalized gay marriage in California on the basis that depriving homosexuals of the right to marry a partner of...
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Jun.29.2008
I couldn't find it this morning, but this is a letter included in Armistead Maupin's More Tales of the City. Maupin used it to come out to his parents. I have done a bit of light editing and including some other current people who Michael might have problems with today. Otherwise, the letter is...
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Jun.29.2008
Today is the Gay Pride parade in the City. Some years I go to see everything, because everyone is so happy. People are dancing in the streets, usually one of Fred Phelps’ people are there yelling but eventually they get shouted out and go home, and a lot of people wear rainbow shirts or Endora...