Free Pass Giveaway

Writer’s Digest if giving away a pass for the San Francisco’s Writer Conference that is coming up NEXT WEEK: Feb 16th – 19th, 2012.  I can’t justify the cost, but free?  Hell, yeah, I’ll call in sick. Anyway, even if you wanted to go, and had the money and time to go, it is sold … More Free Pass Giveaway

My America

Over on SFFWorld.com there’s a discussion going on about US Tropes.  It’s spilled over to American culture and culture in general.  The whole thing got started by this writer who ranted against the American big-box story mill called Hollywood and how it influences all stories told throughout the world. The whole thing got me thinking about my culture.  Just what … More My America

Allergic Rhinitis

Ah, in gentler times, it was called hay fever. Well, when I was a kid, that’s what we called it.  And it was treated with a hot shower and an afternoon off from mowing the grass.  (Yes!) I’ve always had hay fever, and I pretty much knew I was allergic to grasses, so when I … More Allergic Rhinitis

Homeless People

I’ve meant to post about homeless people.  I see homeless people every day I ride into work. I see them at other times, too, but they are much easier to ignore when you are in a warm or air-conditioned car (depending on the season or time of day). I’m new to homeless people.  Or, rather, … More Homeless People

A day in the city

Hubby and I went out to San Francisco yesterday to gawk at wares and weirdos at the North Beach Festival. We knew we’d be in for some interesting sights when the first thing we came across was this guy: In case you are having a hard time reading that, it says: My wife’s been kidnapped.  … More A day in the city