Downtown Denizens

Every fortnight, the San Francisco Chronicle publishes something it deceptively brands a “magazine.” Before they achieved their monopoly, said pamphlet was a…

Holiday Diary

Tuesday 5:01 a.m. — I’m scribbling this in the dark as we drive down 2nd Avenue towards the Midtown Tunnel, so I…

Self-Help Yourself

Dear Diary: 7:44 a.m. — My analyst says I should keep a diary so I can get closer to my emotions. What…

Tennis in Point Arena

A gust of wind scattered some empty cups that had gathered on the table, their ranks in disarray as they were easily…

The Enemy of Nature

“Never has a holocaust been carried out so impersonally.” In his 2000 presidential campaign, Joel Kovel ran to the left of Ralph Nader. Just as Nader’s campaign was purely symbolic in the context of money-driven politics, Kovel could barely manage a whisper against the roaring backdrop of Green Party enthusiasm for Public Citizen #1.…

Guilty as Charged

Summer without warmth, the dark cavity that whispers your name, a necrophiliac’s dream: life draining from gray limbs…

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