IT HAPPENS EVERY TIME. IF I’M NOT WEARING PANTS, THE PHONE RINGS. — OVERHEARD ON THE MUNI (SAN FRANCISCO) SUBWAY Continue reading Fate or Conspiracy? YOU Decide.
I live in the Tenderloin District of San Francisco. You may be surprised by this next statement, but I swear it’s true: In the more-than-thirty-seven years I’ve lived in this general section of San Francisco, I’ve had only a couple of experiences getting hit with substances that are poured or dropped from building windows. Today was one of those times when the unexpected happened. I was walking home from the grocery store. It wasn’t that bad. The liquid that hit me didn’t appear to be anything worse than water, and two lovely roses hit the sidewalk. I yelled something regrettable, … Continue reading When You Hope it’s Just Water
“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?
EVERYTHING IS FUNNY, AS LONG AS IT’S HAPPENING TO SOMEBODY ELSE. — WILL ROGERS Continue reading Will Rogers on, uh, Empathy?
Like a lot of people who have blogs, I’m a writer whose primary work is not on the blogsite. I write fiction and nonfiction to upload to Kindle, and then struggle to bring these proverbial needles in a haystack to the attention of people who read books on screens. When I tried to promote my first e-book, a novella titled Petra, I showed exactly how naïve a writer can be. The book itself had oodles of adult-level observations on the human condition, but when I tried to persuade others to read it I behaved like a teenager who was shocked … Continue reading An Aging Writer, Finally Learning the Ropes
PHILIP CHARLES IS DECENT, BUT HE’S A HANDFUL. — OVERHEARD ON THE MUNI (SAN FRANCISCO) SUBWAY Continue reading Life’s Challenges
THE GUY WHO WROTE THIS BOOK SEEMS LIKE KIND OF A WEIRDO. — OVERHEARD ON THE MUNI (SAN FRANCISCO) SUBWAY Continue reading I Couldn’t See the Book Cover
ALL FOUR OF THOSE ASSHOLES WERE RAISED BETTER THAN THAT. — OVERHEARD ON THE MUNI (SAN FRANCISCO) SUBWAY Continue reading Ladies’ Room or the Subway? The Best Conversations
UPON RETURNING TO THE ORDER COUNTER AT MCDONALD’S, AFTER EATING: ME: MY COMPLIMENTS TO THE CHEF! MCDONALD’S CASHIER: *TAKING TWO STEPS BACK* LADY, I DON’T WANT ANY TROUBLE. Continue reading My Ironic Humor Wasn’t Appreciated
MY IMAGINARY FRIEND CAN’T BE THE ONLY ONE GOING THROUGH AN EXISTENTIAL CRISIS RIGHT NOW. WE ARE ALL DONOVAN. Continue reading The Universal Struggle