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El Farolito

Posted by on Apr 30, 2014 in alcoholism, Blog, Friendship | 0 comments

Judith, abstract expressionist, El Farolito on 24th Street in the Mission for lunch after the meeting, talking about William James,  the...

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Three recent occasions upon which I should have tweeted and could have tweeted but did not in fact tweet

Posted by on Apr 29, 2014 in Blog, Books, San Francisco Writers, Technology, Writers and Writing | 0 comments

It was at one time understood that to be noble one must not draw unseemly attention to oneself or glorify oneself or make oneself seem, in...

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Another blog post about blog posts

Posted by on Apr 24, 2014 in Blog, Writers and Writing | 2 comments

Not to be postmodern or self-reflexive or self-conscious about the form but just to say that I’m going through a process of...

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I suppose I could be a blogger

Posted by on Apr 24, 2014 in Blog, Books, Writers and Writing | 0 comments

I’m so awakened by Ifemelu in Americanah, her blogging, that after the doctor, whose first name was Tennessa, which I had never...

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The wisdom of the system

Posted by on Apr 17, 2014 in Blog, Environment, Global climate change, Technology | 0 comments

I just had a weird thought. Weird but lucid. More like a vision. I just thought, what if we are producing a generation of people who are...

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My reading is private–so why start reviewing novels?

Posted by on Mar 20, 2014 in Blog, Books, National Book Critics Circle, Novels, San Francisco Writers, Short Story Collections, Writers and Writing | Comments Off

Into my awareness a few weeks ago came this strange, unbidden thought: My reading is private. I don’t really want to talk with you...

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