Palimpsest by Charles A. Fracchia

As pentimento is to a painting (from the Italian from the verb pentirsi, meaning to repent), palimpsest is to literature (from the Latin palimpsestus, which derives from the Ancient Greek παλίμψηστος (palímpsēstos, “again scraped”)). Palimpsest is a compound word that literally means “scraped clean and ready to be used again”. A pentimento is a visible… Read More Palimpsest by Charles A. Fracchia

Garbage by Leonard Dominic Stefanelli

“Garbage” is a book about waste management in San Francisco. Waste Management is what we call garbage removal nowadays, but the book “Garbage” teaches us that originally the garbage industry was known as “scavenging” in which house trash was collected using burlap and loaded into a horse-drawn wagon, later the trash-filled cans were lifted onto… Read More Garbage by Leonard Dominic Stefanelli

The Place That Inhabits Us – Poems of the San Francisco Bay Watershed

A book read from cover to cover is a rare read.  Front cover text, Publisher, Glorious Cover Image, Inside Flaps (About the Book and About the Author), the Copyright page, and the Acknowledgments.  Included in this pleasure, an enjoyable Introduction, before, finally, settling upon the text. The Place That Inhabits Us is that kind of… Read More The Place That Inhabits Us – Poems of the San Francisco Bay Watershed

Max SlowCoast by Wallace J. Nichols

What: Ocean Revolution Benefit Where: Gray Area Foundation for the Arts 55 Taylor St. San Francisco, CA 94102 When: Thursday, July 29th, 6:30-9:30PM How: Tax Deductible Donations are requested $20-$10,000 http://bit.ly/TORF2010 6:30 – Drinks, Registration 7:00 – Presentations begin with never-before seen footage taken by J (and team) from The Gulf 7:15 – J presents on… Read More Max SlowCoast by Wallace J. Nichols