Small Thoughts At Large (June 27, 1967)

A distinguished magazine asked me to write about San Francisco’s irresistible attraction for hippies and beatniks. I declined the offer for two middling good reasons. First, in the manner of the most distinguished magazines, the fee offered would not exactly put me on the sunny side of Easy Street; and second, I’m damned if I […]

Three Cheers For Us

Fourth of July. The very words sizzle like a hot dog on a griddle, and as long as you’re up, I’ll have one, easy on the relish. Oh, and an ice-cold beer, pronounced “a nice cold beer.” Fourth of July, the nation’s birthday, proudest day in our history. Will someone kindly dredge up a copy […]