Your next recommended read is Duffy Jennings’ Reporter’s Note Book, A San Francisco Chronicle Journalist’s Diary of the Shocking Seventies. “The decade from late 1968 to the end of 1978 was as lawless as any in modern Northern California history,” Duffy writes in “Reporter’s prologue and then he lists the many events over the decade… Read More Reporter’s Note Book by Duffy Jennings
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” 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
Dude gave me his name, but I didn’t ask his permission to share, so I’ll tell you that dude’s name is “Noah.” Noah’s hitched rides from Shasta County to the San Mateo County coast. He has no specific destination. New Mexico, ultimately, then back home. “Lightning Fields, New Mexico,” I suggested. Noah hadn’t heard about… Read More Coast Road Wayfarer
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
I am not without hope of delighting to find the essential Coast Road novel. Expectations defined in a previous post on two Coast Road-titled books ended with a request that, at the very least, when a book is titled, “The Coast Road,” then the reader better find plenty of setting along the Coast Road. Elizabeth… Read More Coast Highway 1 by Elizabeth C. Ward
Laughter in a eucalyptus forest in a smiling summer dream and fool’s gold gleaming in a California stream.
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