Parking the Moose By Hill, Dave Humorous Essays Hardcover, $29.95 (CAN) $24.00 (USD) Doubleday Canada Published September 2019 Most of us have given some thought to our ancestry, and we think of how differently we’d be living if something hadn’t changed direction before our births. Personally, I wonder how I would be conducting my life if my maternal grandmother hadn’t left Utah when she was young and stopped practicing the local religion. Actually, I wouldn’t even be here if my maternal grandmother had stayed in Utah. She married a gentile she met in San Francisco, so with genes being what … Continue reading Parking the Moose by Dave Hill (Review)
THIS IS HORSESHIT THAT CAN ONLY GET HORSESHITTIER WITH TIME. — OVERHEARD ON THE MUNI (SAN FRANCISCO) SUBWAY Continue reading Speaking the Truth
AH, THAT JOY OF GETTING CAUGHT IN THE NOSE HAIRS OF SOMEONE ELSE’S FIGHT. –OVERHEARD ON THE MUNI (SAN FRANCISCO) SUBWAY Continue reading Or was it Crosshairs? Always Take Notes.
LAST NIGHT I HAD A BIZARRE DREAM ABOUT USING THUMBTACKS AND A HAMMER TO SECURE DUST JACKETS TO HARDCOVER BOOKS. THINK BEFORE YOU ACT. — ANOTHER PSA FROM HELEN CHRISTIE Continue reading When Control Issues Invade our Dreams
IF YOU CAN’T TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OTHERS’ VULNERABILITIES, WHAT’S THE POINT IN BEING A RAGING ASSHOLE? — A PUBLIC SERVICE MESSAGE FROM HELEN CHRISTIE Continue reading More Empty Pondering
“WELL, BUTTERCUP SAYS— “I DON’T WANT TO HEAR IT. BUTTERCUP WILL SAY ANYTHING.” — HEARD ON THE SIDEWALK IN SAN FRANCISCO Continue reading And Who is This Buttercup?
PHILIP CHARLES IS DECENT, BUT HE’S A HANDFUL. — OVERHEARD ON THE MUNI (SAN FRANCISCO) SUBWAY Continue reading Life’s Challenges
Please don’t accuse Dave Hill — or me — of overstating the crisis. Rest assured, we’re all strong enough to handle this. Perspective is absolutely essential, though. Regardless of how bad this gets, remember that the heroes who help us navigate the confusion and disillusionment of travel are not to blame. Policy decisions are made by cowards who never show their faces in the hallways, guest elevators or restaurants of hotels. The employees we see during our stay are suffering as much as the rest of us. Some of them may be suffering more, if a guest causes damage or … Continue reading When Hotels Disappoint