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Cities and Villages

Every so often I go out on a Friday night to remind myself how much I don’t like going out on Friday nights.  My excursions are seldom ever internally motivated – usually I get persuaded by an exuberant friend starved … Continue reading

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The Golden Gate Bridge: an anecdote of misconception

Growing up in the suburbs of the Bay Area, I had precisely one reason to go to San Francisco: visiting my grandparents.  Even when I was an angsty and rebellious teen, the enticing allure of “the City” – that is … Continue reading

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Western Kitsch

166 years ago, a group of people known as “the Donner Party” were stranded for the winter at a lake in the Sierra Nevada as they were making their way to California from Missouri.  39 people died, and the survivors … Continue reading

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