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Apr.24.2009
One of the books we publish where I work is the Bible, aka the Good Book, the Message, the Word, etc. I work for Rupert Murdoch, so there is no doubt about why we are publishing the Bible—to make money. The Bible also has something to do with religion, I know, but faith is not really what we are...
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Apr.23.2009
This whole wedding thing is complicated. As my fiancé Kathi Kamen Goldmark noted in her Red Room blog—which I, frankly, view as competition—the venue where we’re holding the wedding, the combined San Francisco’s Swedish Hall and the Cade Du Nord, has no handicapped access. But we’re already...
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Apr.22.2009
I took matters in my own hands and blocked off the hole in the light well next to our house where the pigeons were busy building a nest. Afterwards I watched the two of them standing on the edge of the roof, blinking, cleaning their feathers, looking into the light well and trying to decide what to...
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Apr.21.2009
The city of San Francisco was brought to a virtual standstill today by an extraordinary heat wave as the thermometer shot up to 83 degrees and humidity reached 51%. Compounding the problem were winds of 4 mph buffeting the city’s famous hills. “It’s so hot!” said one young woman outside the...
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Apr.19.2009
The New York Yankees got whooped on Saturday. They got their asses kicked. They were beaten, flattened, crushed, and trampled. Plus they lost. Playing in the brand new 1.5 billion dollar Yankee Stadium, where really good seats cost close to $3,000 for a SINGLE GAME (and God knows what a corporate...
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Apr.17.2009
Tonight I will be attending the13th Annual San Francisco Library Laureates Dinner, the big fund raiser for our fair city’s wonderful library system. The theme is “Celebrating the Theory of Evolution,” as library boosters mingle with thirty-five authors to raise a glass and toast the bicentennial of...
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Apr.16.2009
Now that my fiancé Kathi Kamen Goldmark has come up with her “million dollar idea” (note to Kathi: we talk in trillions, now) to invent a hybrid car that runs on pigeon droppings, I feel I can prepare for my new life as one of the world’s wealthiest people. Why? Well, first, I’m going to be married...
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Apr.14.2009
So this virtual son of mine, Keaton D. Barry, is really taking on a life of his own. In her blog my fiancée Kathi Kamen Goldmark is worrying about him breaking the furniture—which would be a sign that he takes after your side of the family, Kathi. Rosy Cole said “Perhaps we should send you some...
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Apr.13.2009
On April 1 (the date was a complete coincidence) I reported here that I had received an email from the human resources department of the company I work for saying “Your baby has been added to Aetna. Let us know if you have any trouble viewing him on their website.” Since I hadn't (to my knowledge)...
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Apr.12.2009
I witnessed the Resurrection today. A group of us got up early and made our way to the Sunrise service at Glide Memorial Church in San Francisco’s Tenderloin District, where every day of the year staff, members, and volunteers feed the hungry, find housing and jobs for the homeless, provide...