Taking no prisoners. Including herself.

There is no stopping it. The light continues to bleed. It breaks open in an endless run, yoke to sun. There will only be more light. We are essentially alone. Reaching up up up

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§1086 · June 29, 2010 · Daily1, Narrative, Over in Oakland, San Francisco glory · (No comments) · Tags: , , ,


I suppose when itching to get published you have to take what you can get (my Letter to the Editor published in SF Chronicle).  Note their given title: “Extortion in SF” I think I just felt my bad parking karma increase…

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§603 · August 3, 2009 · In the News, San Francisco glory · (No comments) ·


Written to the DPT of SF in response to received parking ticket in SF Public Library parking lot: 29 July 2009 To Whom it May Concern: I pay this ticket with extreme disappointment.

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Hello, Hanoi (Part 11 of Many) Across the street a man is loading into a hand-drawn cart dozens of red bricks. Each brick has 4 cylindrical holes, and one by one, he lays them on top of their comrades, each singing a soft little clank as they fall.

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After grooving to Anoushka Shankar in Stern Grove, only the toughest few brave the fierce wind and sandblasts at Ocean Beach for a Sunday afternoon BBQ …nothing more painful than sand in one’s beer ( -Oh, sweet Redhook! -the horror! ) What’s that? Someone forgot the meat? And knives? No utensils: no problem. Us vegetarians […]

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§349 · July 24, 2007 · San Francisco glory · 1 comment ·


“HAPPINESS RUNS IN A CIRCULAR MOTION” Such is the case tonight as rain’s fingernails scratch down my windowsill, customary wailings from lost sirens, strings of sighing traffic — a San Francisco swan song about to be sung. There are globes of lights everywhere — glass orbs of water lit from the Party Store’s winking strobe, […]

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§258 · December 9, 2006 · Narrative, San Francisco glory · (No comments) ·


(Not to be confused with “spot” — that’s for another day’s lesson, kids.) Today at Not Keeping Score the word is “good-bye,” I’m afraid. Now, before you can drop a tear, put up a hand, and yell “don’t go!” — breathe. NKS isn’t going anywhere. It’s only, I, your devoted author that is letting go […]

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§230 · December 3, 2006 · San Francisco glory · 4 comments ·


Left the house this morning dressed in a red unitard and 5-inch platform boots and stepped into the Tenderloin. The rest of my get-up consists of black hot-pants, thick rimmed glasses, and a “Locuter” lettering encircled on my chest. I am a super-villian of the highest caliber. My evil power? I spew forth big words […]

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§247 · October 31, 2006 · San Francisco glory, This Modern Life · 3 comments ·


Being back in San Francisco, I have to admit, hasn’t felt the same. After returning from (a scant) 2 weeks in Asia, something hasn’t been right. The city feels flatter, my enthusiasm has waned, and I crave change. I have dreams of pulling up roots and relocating; disconnecting from my life and turning hermit; overturning […]

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§196 · May 14, 2006 · San Francisco glory · 2 comments ·


Dear Book-Nerd Readers, There’s something wonderful about a library, don’t you think? And I don’t mean all the books and learning and shit. I mean that it commands its own quiet energy, connecting yet un-intrusive; that although this is a public space, there is a kind of imposed isolation, too. It’s the quiet: “I am […]

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§152 · March 12, 2006 · Narrative, San Francisco glory · 5 comments ·


When speaking of love, it is important to acknowledge — in addition to the things which one does love — that which one does not. You know, for the sake of balance. God forbid I write of yin while neglecting the yang. * * * Scene: An apartment building in San Francisco. Morning. A light […]

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§141 · February 25, 2006 · Love Project, Narrative, San Francisco glory · (No comments) ·


A friend of mine just had his work posted on Wooster Collective, and I thought I’d follow suit. His name is Steve Ensminger, his website is Oddwall.com, and his photographs of street art around San Francisco are pretty damn fantastic. I think you’ll enjoy.

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§111 · January 31, 2006 · San Francisco glory · (No comments) ·


For a lit-geek such as myself, the whole JT LeRoy phenomenon is fascinating. JT LeRoy was purported to be the newest literary celebrity who wrote a semi-autobiographical account of his experience as an abused homosexual afflicted with AIDS and spent time as a male prostitute until taken in by Laura Albert and her husband, Geoffrey […]

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§67 · January 10, 2006 · In the News, San Francisco glory, This Modern Life · (No comments) ·


Welcome to the season of New Gym Memberships! Come January, many people scramble to join for that New Year’s Resolutions, burn off those extra chocolate-logged pounds and remake themselves in the image of, well, something better than themselves. Guilty as charged. [Raising hand as the first to admit Me Too] It should be obvious that […]

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This year had been a doozy. Serious relationship of many years ended — sticky and with the emotional tear of a slowly-pulled bandage… maternal grandmother-slash-friend passed away… family sold property of immense childhood sentimental value… asthmatic bronchitis came up like frying pan to the head (thrice!)… rejection letters to journalism school had no acceptance counterpart… […]

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§64 · January 2, 2006 · Narrative, San Francisco glory · 3 comments ·


I’m thinking about recreating this wonderful ad which I posted earlier as being one of the most beautiful ads shot locally in San Francisco. Instead of using mini super-balls, however, we’d use those gigantic yoga balls–and more like 20 or 30, instead of 250,000. You know, just for the hell of it. I proposition anyone […]

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§46 · December 9, 2005 · PROJECTS, San Francisco glory · 4 comments ·


Walking to work through Chinatown this morning felt like death–eras, or people, no matter. All of the shops with closed doors, gated, and the streets hollow; piles of organics devoid of flies; whispers of a country I’ve never been to; St. Mary’s Cathedral–in her quiet struggle for rebirth–evoked sentiment of a past I imagined I […]

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§43 · December 9, 2005 · Narrative, San Francisco glory · (No comments) ·


Breaking news! San Francisco — Investigations are underway to confirm whether another Starbucks Coffee store did, in fact, close it’s doors for business. The 123 Battery at Pine location had doors shut and lights off at 1:23 PM, which is otherwise during normal business hours. A man wearing a dark colored business suit outside peered […]

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§27 · November 30, 2005 · San Francisco glory, This Modern Life · (No comments) ·


Finally! It only meant waiting until November 29th for us San Franciscans to be able to finally recieve some winter-like weather (keeping in mind, however, that “winter-like” means some precipitation and temperatures dropping to a {brrr!} 50 degrees. Ah, the joy of living in California.

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§25 · November 29, 2005 · Narrative, San Francisco glory · (No comments) ·


Absolutely beautiful. One of the best ads I’ve seen in awhile. And done in our very own San Francisco backyard. I recommend the extended version and the behind the scenes.

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§22 · November 22, 2005 · Announcements, San Francisco glory · (No comments) ·