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pat-montandon's picture
Jul.14.2013
(Originally posted on Facebook, July 8, 2013.) Okay, darlin', as promised. This is the first installment of my Pride Parade trip. Upon a very late arrival into SFO Xiomara and I were met by the Big and beautiful smile of Brooke Dunbar. She had been waiting a very long time. Unfortunately the...
dale-estey's picture
Jul.06.2013
I'll take the guess that most of the people who read this have travelled in a plane. I'll also take the guess that this makes us a minority, as compared to the general population of the world. I'm sitting in a too hot room, a continent away and in a different country. In a mixture of real time and...
rina-macasaet's picture
Jun.16.2013
It's a long shot but dad feels he can travel to San Francisco! He thinks he can go without dialysis for three weeks. "I'll do the research dad, don't worry about it."   It's a Happy Father's Day alright! October or November would be an ideal moment. This gives me enough time to work out the...
eve-kushner's picture
May.31.2013
I always say that every Joy o' Kanji essay is about one character, but that's a lie. After all, kanji are as strongly attracted to one another as people are after downing several drinks on a hot summer night. Kanji bond with other kanji more often than not, so looking closely at one character also...
jm-cornwell's picture
May.17.2013
There's nothing new about FBI staking out organized crime in San Francisco, but Alexandra Sokoloff adds a twist. The head of the organized crimes division, Special Agent Roarke, is on his way to meet Greer, an undercover operative. Greer has used the signal that means he has either been made or...
eve-kushner's picture
Apr.26.2013
Welcome back! Hope you've been doing well. I had a lovely vacation, and I feel fully energized and ready to take on JOK all over again. I'm revitalized partly because my husband and I spent three days celebrating our anniversary, taking our dogs hither and thither so that they could romp on the...
jennie-shortridge's picture
Apr.06.2013
Writers are a bit like gardeners. We plant seeds, lots of seeds, and hope they'll sprout and take hold in the muck that fertilizes such things and helps them grow. Like gardeners, we don’t always succeed. But when we do, and the result of our meticulous tending blooms, it’s a moment of such pride...
daniel-curzon's picture
Apr.03.2013
Finished a new book. I can't tell if it is a collection of stories or a novel.                Synopsis of HALFWAY TO THE STARS:                     ...
carolyn-cooke's picture
Mar.20.2013
Posted on December 3, 2012  I found twenty dollars blowing on the downhill slope of Green Street into Chinatown and North Beach on a Saturday night, folded tight for a night out on the town, still warm, deliciously anonymous.  We spent it immediately, on one of those chopped salads at...
andrew-q-lam's picture
Mar.05.2013
EDITOR'S NOTE: New America Media editor Andrew Lam has made his name as a journalist, but in his newest book, his past as a Vietnamese refugee reverberates through short stories about characters who fled Vietnam and made new lives in the Bay Area. NAM reporter Anna Challet spoke with him...