I’m still alive

In that excellent 1980s film Throw Momma from the Train, the two main characters (one, a creative writing instructor; the other, his student) keep chanting the mantra of the instructor’s class: “a writer writes… always.” Stephen King in On Writing gives the same advice, as does Cerebus creator Dave Sim, who says something like (I’m… Continue reading I’m still alive

San Francisco needs a Trimet

Just got back from a trip to Portland. Never had been there before. It’s a nice city. No Asian people… even in “Chinatown.” A lot of people smoking on street corners. A few ugly bridges over the beautiful water. But some good food, a walkable downtown, charming parks everywhere, and… an excellent public transportation system.… Continue reading San Francisco needs a Trimet